Eugene Harbrecht Killed in Street Racing Accident in Santa Ana Thursday


Newspaper Editor Eugene Harbrecht Killed in Santa Ana Accident on Bristol Street and Santa Clara

Santa Ana, California – Authorities are investigating a deadly accident that left Eugene Harbrecht dead on Thursday morning in Santa Ana.

Harbrecht, 67, of Santa Ana, a newspaper editor at Orange County Register, was killed in the accident that occurred just before 11:45 a.m. July 30, on Bristol Street and Santa Clara.

Authorities said a BMW and a black Infiniti were racing northbound on Bristol Street when the BMW crashed into a Ford F-150 pickup truck that was making a left turn from Santa Clara onto southbound Bristol. 

The impact pushed the pickup into a wall and it caught fire.

Two witnesses helped pull out the driver of the pickup, later identified as Harbrecht. He was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The operator of the BMW was hospitalized with unknown injuries.

The driver of the Infiniti was later located and taken into custody by the authorities.

The crash is under investigation.

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.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.