The lawsuit alleges that despite a history of prior fatal accidents involving Royal Vista golfers crossing in the same or surrounding area, Royal Vista and Eagle Golf did not provide safer alternatives such as a bridge or tunnel. Los Angeles County is negligent for not providing proper warnings to drivers that golfers cross Colima Road at that location and because the 45 mph speed limit is excessive given that so many carts cross there during the day, the suit alleges.
Lisa Park, 59, of Rancho Santa Margarita, had gone back to the fourth hole of the east course at Royal Vista on May 21 to retrieve a golf club. She was traversing south across Colima Road east of Tierra Luna in a signalized crosswalk to return to the fifth hole when a westbound car collided with her cart, then ran over her after she was ejected, according to the Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit filed Friday.
Park, who owned Alton Cafe & Coffee House in Irvine, died the following day, and the car’s driver was never identified or caught, the suit states.
Park’s husband, James Park, who was present during the collision, and their children, Jessica and Peter Park, are the named plaintiffs in the suit, which alleges wrongful death, negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and products liability.
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