SANTA ANA, California — Yoeen Sauseda, 22, of Riverside was killed and three others were seriously injured Sunday morning after a single-vehicle rollover crash on the southbound State Route 55 freeway just north of Dyer Road, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Coroner’s Department.

Sauseda was allegedly not wearing her seat belt and was ejected from the backseat behind Erasmo Molina, 69, the driver of the Ford Bronco that crashed. Armando Angeles, 27, and Vanesa Sauseda, 18, as well as Molina were all wearing seat belts. However, the severity of the crash caused them to suffer serious injuries. The three car accident victims were transported to UCI Medical Center, according to an Orange County Register report.

Police are investigating the crash and noted that the cause may have been tread separation on the tires, the Register reported. Sauseda was transported by paramedics to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana where she died at 8:47 a.m., just hours after the 5:31 a.m. crash, the report said.

“Sadly something as simple as routine maintenance can save lives, but those who put it off place their passengers at risk on our roadways,” said Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm. “Those who are injured or killed in such a vehicle should hold the driver’s insurance company liable for their medical bills, lost wages or other needs.”

Orange County Car Accident Statistics
Orange County reported 141 fatal crashes and 13,373 injuries in 2009 collisions, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic Report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.

Police investigate every car accident involving a death to determine the cause of a crash, Attorney West Thomas, founder of the Thomas Law Firm explains. The investigation will seek to find out if any drivers involved were under the influence of alcohol, distracted or if there were any circumstances that may have led to the crash that were illegal or reckless.

“Families of victims killed in car accidents not only have to cope with the loss of a loved one, but later their lives may be forever changed due to the loss of income and other costs,” said Thomas.

Orange County Car Accident Law Firm
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident we know that this is a difficult time. We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victim. For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Thomas Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in serious traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.

Our legal team has also handled hundreds of wrongful death claims for families of victims killed in traffic accidents resulting from another driver’s negligence. Our staff is compassionate and understands the pain its clients are going through. We know that this is a difficult time for those who have been injured and for the families of those who have been killed.

There is no cost to clients until our experienced team of lawyers and legal professionals have won your case. Finding the best car accident attorney can mean you will get the settlement you need to get your life back on track. Compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering can’t take away the trauma of the accident, but it can help you rebuild your life.

Call us today at 1-855-ASK WEST to speak with our car accident law firm. Thomas Law Firm has offices in California including its headquarters in Irvine. We also have offices outside of Orange County to serve you in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Thomas Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys serve every Southern California County including Orange County, Los Angeles County, Kern County, Imperial Empire, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, San Diego County and San Francisco County.

The cities we handle include Anaheim, Buena Park, Colton, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Lake Forest, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Orange, Palm Springs, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Ana, Torrance, Tustin, Westminster, West Covina, Victorville, Ventura and. Additionally, we have offices to serve clients in Las Vegas, Nevada.