[11-07-2021] Santa Clara County, CA – One Person Killed After a Suspected DUI Rear-End Crash in Gilroy

A 25-year-old woman was killed after a deadly rear-end crash involving a DUI driver in Gilroy on Sunday morning, November 7, 2021.

[11-07-2021] Santa Clara County, CA - One Person Killed After a Suspected DUI Rear-End Crash in GilroyThe crash happened on the southbound lanes of Highway 101, just south of San Martin Avenue in Gilroy, at around 2:50 a.m.

A 2016 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling southbound on Highway 101 when it rear-ended a 2004 Toyota Sedan.

Due to the severity of the impact, both vehicles swerved off the roadway and crashed into a fence near San Martin airport.

The woman driving the Toyota was fatally injured in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities later determined that the Chevrolet Corvette driver was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was identified as 23-year-old Joseph F. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The case is currently under further investigation. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to call Officer Stewart at (408) 848-2324.

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Fatal Rear-End Crash Statistics

It’s called a rear-end collision when one vehicle collides with the car in front of it at high speed. When two cars collide in the rear, the leading driver has little control over who is at fault (though this isn’t always the case.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 29 percent of all traffic accidents resulting in serious injuries in the United States are caused by rear-end collisions.

Among the most common types of car accidents in California is a rear-end collision. A total of 118,029 drivers were involved in rear-end injury accidents, and 405 drivers were involved in rear-end collisions resulting in fatalities in California in 2011.

Distracted driving, tailgating, reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated are common causes of rear-end collisions.

In this case, the accident was caused by a drunk driver. Drunk driving is responsible for approximately 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the United States.

Santa Clara County Car Crash Attorneys for Victims of Rear-End Crashes

When a family loses a loved one in a hit-and-run accident, they may be more susceptible to being manipulated and making bad decisions.

Wrongful death cases like this require the assistance of an experienced wrongful death attorney. The family of a victim can benefit from the advice of an attorney. Additionally, they can negotiate on behalf of their clients with insurance companies.

Families who have lost a loved one in a fatal traffic crash may be able to sue for wrongful death compensation to help pay for funeral expenses and other final expenses. Compensation for loss of consortium, loss of a loved one’s future income, and other damages must be sought.

Our experienced Santa Clara fatal car crash lawyers from Arash Law are always here to help you. Schedule your Free Consultation by calling (888) 488-1391 to speak with one of our car crash attorneys in California. We’ll tell you if you have a case in five minutes or less.

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