Orange: Xuan Tran Killed, Four Injured in Car Accident

At about 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 30-year-old motorist Xuan Tran, of Garden Grove, was killed and four other people were injured in a car accident in Orange. While traveling eastbound on Taft Avenue, Tran ran a red light, colliding with a truck, the impact sending it into another vehicle. Her car crashed into a wall. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Four vehicle occupants were injured, two of whom were transported to a hospital. Authorities are investigating the crash.


“When motor vehicle occupants are hurt in an accident, they may seek compensation from the negligent driver’s insurer for the expense of their recoveries,” explained an auto accident lawyer in Orange County. “In the event that the crash proves fatal, the family of the victim may file a wrongful death claim.”


The city of Orange accounted for 7 of the 71 fatalities and 992 of the 17,031 injuries suffered by drivers and passengers in collisions that occurred throughout Orange County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, the incidence of traffic fatalities declined by 11.9 percent from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Xuan Tran, the woman who was killed in the car accident in Orange. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured.


Resources for accident victims and their families, such as books and articles on the injury and the wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge through our office.


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this crash.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with an auto accident lawyer in Orange County, feel free to call 866-981-5596.