Courtney Pandolfi Arrested after Suspected DUI Crash Kills Pregnant Woman in Anaheim 


Courtney Pandolfi Arrested after Fatal Anaheim Pedestrian Crash on Katella Avenue

Courtney Pandolfi Arrested after Fatal Anaheim Pedestrian Crash at Katella Avenue and Bayless Street in Anaheim

Anaheim, California – Police arrested Courtney Pandolfi, 40, of Garden Grove, the driver whose vehicle struck and killed a 23-year-old pregnant woman in Anaheim on Tuesday night.

Pandolfi was suspected of DUI following the crash that occurred just before 7:30 p.m. August 11, in the 1500 block of Katella Avenue.

Police said the victim, who was 35 weeks pregnant, was walking on the sidewalk with her husband when she was struck by a white Jeep SUV. The Jeep was being driven by Pandolfi, who lost control and drifted into the sidewalk.

According to the report, medical professionals at UCI Medical Center were able to deliver the baby but the woman succumbed to her injuries. The baby was hospitalized at the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit with critical injuries.

Pandolfi sustained minor injuries and was taken to an area hospital. She was later arrested on suspicion of DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and driving on a suspended license.

Authorities said the husband was not injured.

The crash remains 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.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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.