Tragic Accident In Anaheim End With Man Arrested

Late Saturday evening, Gary S. Hunt was arrested on Sunday October 19th, for suspicion of driving under the influence. Hunt had caused a wreck that involved two other cars in Anaheim California. One of the cars that were involved was a Toyota Camry. The Toyota Camry had a family of five inside of it and was smashed in the rear by Hunt’s Toyota pickup.

The accident happened right before midnight Saturday around 11:58 p.m. at the intersection of North Euclid Street and West La Palma Avenue according to Lt. Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department.

The two parents were in the front two seats, and the three brothers were all in the back. Their car was stopped at a red light in a southbound lane on North Euclid Street. As they were stopped at the light waiting for it to change, the black truck, which was driven by Hunt, had rear-ended the back of the Camry. The Camry had then been pushed into the intersection (due to the momentum of Hunt’s Toyota pickup) where they were hit by an oncoming Honda Civic that had no choice but to sideswiped the family in the Camry.

The five of them were quickly rushed to the nearest hospital which happened to be the Anaheim Regional Medical Center. When the family had arrived at the hospital, one, the children had sadly lost his life at the age of 10 years old. Later the child was identified as Rafael Ramirez. Extended family members of the victims said that the rest of the family was expected to be okay.  While the passenger the Honda Civic was treated on site of the scene and did not seek further medical attention, the driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.

Hunt was arrested on site by Anaheim police. The reason for his arrest was the suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving his vehicle. A significant result of the entire accident. Footage  from local news outlets shows the Hunt being handcuffed and put into the back of the police officers car and appearing to have no injuries from the accident

If you or someone you know live in the Anaheim area and are involved in a car accident, make sure you contact an Anaheim personal injury attorney.