Daughters car accident kills mother
Trapped against wall
BUENA PARK, Calif.—A 71-year-old woman was killed in Buena Park when a car slammed into her daughter's sedan, forcing it onto a sidewalk where the victim was waiting to be picked up outside the assisted living facility where she lived, police reported.
Boon Soon Yang was struck by her daughter's car about 11:20 a.m. at 7252 Melrose St. and trapped against a wall, Sgt. Bill Kohanek said. Yang was taken in critical condition to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead, Kohanek said.
Sung S. Lim, 47, of La Mirada, had just arrived at the assisted living facility when the accident occurred, Kohanek said.
Lim's 2011 Audi A5 Quattro was facing west along the north curb—her mother was waiting on the south side of the street—and she was apparently trying to make a left turn into a driveway or U-turn when a 2005 Honda Civic slammed into her driver's-side door.
The collision pushed the Audi up onto the sidewalk, where it hit Lim's mother, Kohanek said.
The Honda was driven by Priya Shah, 19, of Buena Park, who escaped injury, Kohanek said.
No citations were issued at the scene, he said, adding that investigators were trying to determine who was at fault.
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The accident occurred at 2:34 p.m. Sunday at the El Super Market at 3321
W. Century Blvd., three blocks west of Crenshaw Boulevard, said Lt. Oscar
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Orange County Supervisor John Moorlach, who cast the lone dissenting vote on the five-member board, accused his fellow supervisors of “gerrymandering.”
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