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A Suspected DUI Driver Killed 19-Year-Old Pedestrian in Orange County

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Sgt. Phil McMullin of Orange County police arrested Sitani Pinomi, a suspected drunk driver, after hitting and killing a 19-year-old pedestrian while on the crosswalk. Pinomi had a suspended license at the time of the accident and has been convicted of DUI in the past as well.

The car crash happened at around 10:09 PM Wednesday when Pinomi, in his F-250 pickup truck, struck the 19-year-old Aden Uriostegui, who was in the crosswalk on his way home from his job at Starbucks.

A witness told Orange County police that he saw Pinomi in the pickup truck driving south along Tustin Street and did not stop for the red light upon reaching the intersection on Heim, instantly hitting Uriostegui who was already walking on the crosswalk. Uriostegui was pronounced dead at the scene leaving family members devasted and unable to accept his early passing.

According to loved ones, Aden was a recent high school graduate and has dedicated his life being there for others, lending a hand quickly to friends and family when needed. He was excited about college and buying his dream car on his own, but all those were put to an end due to this tragic accident.

The suspect Pinomi remained at the scene after the car crash and was later sent to Orange County Jail while he waits for a trial.

Losing someone is never easy to accept and car accidents such as this that lead to the death of a loved one, unfortunately, happen every day. Getting justice for your loved one and the proper compensation claims from the damages and pain and suffering caused by the accident can be exhausting if done on your own. It is best to seek legal help, and at Mesriani Law Group we ensure your safety and protect legal rights and justice for your lost love one. Contact our office today for a free consultation.

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Rodney Mesriani

Rodney Mesriani is the principal partner of the Los Angeles and Santa Monica based Mesriani Law Group. He specializes in personal injury and employment law while also being an accomplished litigator and trial attorney. Rodney is an aggressive negotiator and a well-known and respected attorney in the areas of practice he specializes in.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University Northridge before attending Southwestern School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. While being an accomplished personal injury and employment lawyer, Rodney Mesriani has made it a point to attend numerous State Sponsored MCLE events and seminars over the years as a law practitioner to be informed of the latest laws and litigation strategies.



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