Bryan Lemus Arrested after Deadly Santa Ana Pedestrian Crash


Man Hit, Killed by Car at Bristol and Myrtle Streets in Santa Ana

Santa Ana, California – A man is dead, and a driver was arrested after a pedestrian accident that happened Sunday night at an intersection in Santa Ana, according to Santa Ana Police Department.

Police received reports of a man down in the road at the intersection of Bristol and Myrtle streets just after 10:00 p.m.

Responding police officers and Orange Fire Authorities paramedics found the man in the street with major injuries. The paramedics treated the pedestrian in an effort to save his life, but, unfortunately, the victim died of his injuries at the scene.

Officers conducted an initial investigation that revealed that the man was crossing Bristol Street when he was hit by a newer model Chevrolet Camaro heading south.

The driver of the car, Bryan Lemus, 19, of Santa Ana, stopped and remained at the scene.

A witness told police that the car had been involved in a street race before the crash. Police said it was not clear if the street race happened, but speed was a factor in the accident.

Lemus was arrested on suspicion of felony vehicular manslaughter.

An investigation is ongoing.

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

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While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

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