Passenger killed in fiery Ferrari crash identified

Friday, December 25, 2009

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Police have identified the Ferrari passenger who died in a fiery wreck in Newport Beach on Christmas Eve.

Huntington Beach resident Ralph Abinader was riding in the sportscar when it jumped a median, slammed into a tow truck and burst into flames.

Firefighters responding to the collision found Abinader dead at the scene. The sports car broke into several pieces and they had to use special equipment to extract the car's other occupant.

Sgt. Jerry Lowe of the Newport Beach Police Department says the driver remains hospitalized today at Western Medical Center.

The accident was reported at 5:12 p.m. Thursday, near Pacific Coast Highway between Jamboree Road and Bayside Drive.

A man and a woman in the tow truck were treated for minor injuries.



Clovis Seeman said...

It's so sad to hear news like this. People who buy these high-performance sportscars must understand that these cars are not for the faint of heart. They can be dangerous if you underestimate their power. Proper training and common sense can tame these road beasts. But nothing is better than being extra careful in driving.

September 6, 2011 at 8:49 AM

I agree with Clovis. High-powered cars are known for their speed, but we should remember that speeding has its fair share of consequences. I hope this case has been resolved, and I hope it won't ever happen again.

December 14, 2011 at 10:36 AM

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