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GARDEN GROVE: Nga Ngoc Nguyen Killed In Car Accident With Robbery Suspects At The Garden Grove Plaza


May 10, 2019

Nga Ngoc Nguyen Garden Grove: 32-Year-Old Victim Identified As Nga Ngoc Nguyen Died In Hit-And-Run Car Accident At The Garden Grove Plaza Shopping Center By The Intersection of Brookhurst Street and Westminster Boulevard

GARDEN GROVE, CALIFORNIA (May 10, 2019) – A 32-year-old woman identified as Nga Ngoc Nguyen has tragically died in a car accident at the Garden Grove Plaza shopping center near the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Westminster Boulevard. 

Garden Grove police are saying that three suspects attempted to steal Nga Ngoc Nguyen’s purse before hitting her with their car. The incident was captured on surveillance footage.

Despite life-saving efforts Nga Ngoc Nguyen was later pronounced dead at a local trauma center. Three of the suspects have been captured and booked on suspicion of robbery and murder. 

Police are asking anyone that may have knowledge about the incident to contact them at ( 714) 741-5839.

Liability In Car Accidents

Every driver has a legal responsibility to operate their vehicle according to the prevailing conditions of the road. But in far too many situations drivers are reckless or deliberately indifferent to the safety of pedestrians. It has been estimated by the Centers for Disease Control that over 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year as a result of car accidents. If a driver was in the process of committing a crime at the time of a collision, they may face civil as well as criminal liability. 

But liability doesn’t always stop with a negligent driver. A property owner may face civil liability for an accident. According to the California Civil Code § 1714 subsection (a), “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.” This includes taking steps to prevent crime. Here are just a few of the safety measures that can be taken to help reduce criminal activity on a property:

  • Armed security guards
  • Surveillance cameras
  • Lights

The level of security that a business will need often depends on a variety of factors. Businesses in high crime areas will generally need more security than businesses in low crime areas. A premises liability attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important be proactive. 

Investigating A Hit-And-Run Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Nga Ngoc Nguyen. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. There needs to be some accountability for this horrific crime. 

If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury lawyers are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims and their families get the justice that they deserve and that criminals are held accountable for their actions. Whether you need a free police report about a specific incident or have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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