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Pedestrian Killed This Morning in Lake Forest Identified

Miramin Nazari, 52, of Lake Forest died near the intersection of Bake Parkway and Dimension Drive at 5:18 a.m.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

The Orange County Coroner's office has identified the 52-year-old pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle in Lake Forest before dawn today.

Miramin Nazari of Lake Forest was killed near the intersection of Bake Parkway and Dimension Drive at 5:18 a.m., said Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Steve Gil.

The driver of a Toyota Tacoma, who remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, was eastbound when the man was struck, according to Orange County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Hallock.

A big rig driver who happened on the scene helped block traffic until authorities arrived.

--City News Service


Brainwashed_In_Church April 05, 2014 at 01:06 PM
Recommend not using "this morning" for a byline.
Penny Arévalo April 05, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Andy, the story was first delivered as a breaking news alert (delivered separately to email boxes), so I needed the immediacy. You'll see our stories are time-stamped. At Patch, our style is to reference today, but not tomorrow or yesterday. When in doubt, check the time stamp.
rada youngblood April 05, 2014 at 02:05 PM
I knew him as a sweet fun person who was well liked by many people. He will be missed and my heart goes out to his family.
tanya April 24, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Hi Penny, Just about a week or two ago I mentioned that it seems like this kind of thing is on a sharp increase in OC, and here we go again. What the hell is going on when pedestrians are mowed down on a regular basis? What is law enforcement doing about this increasing problem? Have you thought about doing a story on that and getting their take on this? Seems like it's now a public service to address this on some level and by those who can do something about it (law enforcement).
Brainwashed_In_Church April 24, 2014 at 05:38 PM
"seems like this kind of thing is on a sharp increase" Is it in fact increasing? What does "regular basis" mean? What is your [a lady in a robe with curlers in her hair typing on her computer?] suggestion for law enforcement [experienced traffic engineers, experienced cops, road planners, lawyers, and auto manufacturers]? Is it true this was a suicide? Is it true pedestrians are 69 times safer per hour traveled than motorists are? Is it true that 99.7% of pedestrians killed by motorists were in violation of code (out of crosswalks, jogging in the street when there's a sidewalk available, etc)?

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