A 64 year-old female driver of a Saturn Ion died instantly in a chain reaction
traffic accident allegedly caused by a drunk driver recently in Tarzana,
California. The woman's car folded in on itself from a rear impact
leaving it in an unrecognizable state. The crash involved seven cars and
was started by a 33 year-old male driver who then went into a local convenience
store and bought a six-pack of beer.
One witness saw the man rapidly drink one beer. Another witness said he
was already so intoxicated that he could barely stand. By drinking the
beer after the accident, the driver could then put into question whether
his blood alcohol concentration was a factor before the accident. It was
also noted by witnesses that the driver was driving about 90 miles per
hour when the crash occurred.
A second person was injured in the crash and taken to the hospital. The
driver who caused the crash was also injured and hospitalized. The tragic
accident is under investigation by local police. As part of the investigation,
police investigators may have to conduct an accident reconstruction to
determine what exactly occurred. The implicated driver has yet to be charged
with any criminal offenses pending the results of the investigation.
Drunk driving, speeding, and other forms of negligence often lead to tragic results
including serious bodily injury and death. Those responsible for such
accidents are often criminally charged. Their victims may also seek legal
compensation for their losses and injuries through a personal injury or
wrongful death claim.
If you have been harmed by a negligent, careless, or reckless driver in
or around the San Diego area, the Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, P.C.
can help. Mr. Bruno has been practicing personal injury law for more than
24 years and has a 99.7% success rate. Don't talk to an insurance
representative until you get the legal advice and guidance you need from
Mr. Bruno. He offers a free case consultation in which you can learn your
rights and options.
Contact the firm to get started.