A male pedestrian was struck and killed after a suspected DUI crash in Fontana early Sunday morning, March 5, 2023.
Authorities confirmed the deadly collision transpired around 1:23 a.m. near Citrus and Baseline avenues.
According to reports, a Ford Mustang was driving north on Citrus when it collided with a pedestrian on the road.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and pronounced that the male victim had succumbed to his injuries.
The Mustang driver, 27-year-old Christian G., was arrested and booked at West Valley Detention Center on a DUI charge.
Fatal DUI Crash Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 32 people die in drunk driving accidents every 45 minutes across the United States. A 14% increase in drunk driving traffic deaths occurred in 2020, with 11,654 people dying in traffic accidents.
Approximately 30% of traffic fatalities are caused by drunk drivers (BAC of .08 g/dL or higher). A total of 10,500 people were killed in drunk driving accidents between 2011 and 2020.
The California DUI Management Information System indicates that alcohol-related crashes increased by 5.8% in 2017, following an increase of 6.9% in 2016.
A drunk driver poses a danger to other motorists, passengers, and the environment. Intoxicated drivers waste around 2 billion gallons of fuel a year.
It is imperative that everyone limits their alcohol consumption and avoids driving after drinking due to these statistics.
What Should I Do Following an Accident?
Upon collecting information, it is wise to file a police report, provided it is safe to do so. This allows the police to keep records of what happened during the accident on a central database, maintaining those records within the police department and keeping that information secure.
In most cases, the police will attend the accident scene. Still, if they don’t, you can contact the police via phone or in person and file an accident report after the fact, so the police will collect that information if they are not at the scene of the collision. They will then provide a police report afterward.
DUI Accident Victims’ Lawyers in Fontana
Those involved in a DUI accident seldom recover and resume normal functioning after the accident. Consequently, vehicle-related injuries are covered under California’s injury law.
Personal injury lawsuits can be filed against the negligent driver who hit and injured you. Accident victims often suffer from lost wages, extended rehabilitation, and high medical expenses due to their injuries.
Our Fontana DUI accident victims’ lawyers at Arash Law, led by Arash Khorsandi, Esq., advocate aggressively for clients injured in drunk driving accidents. When intoxicated drivers operate a vehicle, they must face the consequences. Those drunk drivers should be held accountable for their actions.
We strive diligently to ensure our clients are awarded the maximum compensation possible so they can support their families and pay for any necessary medical treatment.
If a drunk driver has injured you or someone you love, call us at (888) 488-1391 or fill out the “Do I Have a Case?” form on our website.