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Julie Varley Killed in DUI Crash at Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue in Garden Grove

Julie Varley ID’d as Woman Killed in Garden Grove Car Accident At Euclid Street And Chapman Avenue

Garden Grove, California (April 18, 2020) – The woman who was killed Wednesday afternoon in an alleged DUI car accident in Garden Grove has been identified as Julie Varley, 59, of Garden Grove.

The fatal wreck occurred at around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the intersection of Euclid Street and Chapman Avenue.

Authorities said Varley was stopped for a red light on eastbound Chapman Avenue at Euclid Street when, for unknown reasons, her vehicle was rear-ended by a 2017 Honda driven by Kyle Morey, 27, of Fountain Valley. The force of the impact pushed Varley’s car into a third vehicle.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and found Varley unconscious. She was rushed to the University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Authorities said the driver and a passenger in the third vehicle were not injured in the accident.

Morey sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he underwent surgery. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and will be booked into custody upon release from the hospital, police said.

The accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call Officer Ashby at 714-741-5823.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary to clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left. 

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
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