[11-14-2021] San Joaquin County, CA – One Person Killed, Four Others Injured After a DUI Crash in Stockton

An older woman was killed while four others were hurt after a major DUI crash near Stockton on Sunday night, November 14, 2021.

[11-14-2021] San Joaquin County, CA - One Person Killed, Four Others Injured After a DUI Crash in StocktonThe fatal crash happened at the intersection of South Gertrude Avenue and Horner Avenue in Stockton at approximately 8:45 p.m.

A pickup truck was traveling at high speeds on S. Gertrude Avenue and rn a red light at the intersection. The pickup truck then crashed into the passenger side of an SUV. The SUV then crashed into a home after the initial collision.

An 84-year-old woman that was inside the SUV was killed in the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, the SUV driver was rushed to an area hospital with major injuries.

Three people inside the home were also injured in the crash. The severity of their injuries has not been disclosed.

The pickup truck driver was later identified as Juan C. and was arrested on felony hit and run charges resulting in injury or death, DUI causing bodily injury, and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

His bail was set at $1.6 million. The case is currently under further investigation.

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DUI Crash Accident Statistics

The number of people killed or injured in car accidents in the United States has risen dramatically over the years. Thirty-eight thousand people were killed in car accidents in the United States in 2019, according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a driver can do. They will put themselves and other drivers in danger if they do this.

Driving under the influence of alcohol has the potential to cause serious injury or death to others. The number of DUI accidents in the United States continues to rise, despite implementing regulations against DUI drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents in the United States every day. Roughly 29 percent of all fatal car accidents in the United States are caused by drunk driving.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were approximately 10,497 people killed in drunk driving accidents in the United States in 2016.

San Joaquin County DUI Crash Attorneys for Victims

When a loved one passes away unexpectedly, the victim’s family may suffer long-term consequences. Their loved ones are no longer with them, but a wrongful death claim allows them to receive the compensation they are due for the loss they have caused their families.

Even if it leads to a drunk driving conviction, the criminal case will not get you the financial compensation that you need to cover your medical expenses and provide for yourself and your loved ones.

You should seek professional representation from a DUI victim attorney near you to pursue a claim on your behalf in civil court.

Our San Joaquin DUI crash lawyers from Arash Law are proud legal advocates against reckless driving on behalf of the victim’s family. To protect the victims’ rights, we put our education, training, and expertise to work.

Lawyers from our California DUI accident firm can help you put together a strong and effective legal claim. Many different types of evidence may be relevant in a drunk driving accident case.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of our offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, or San Diego. For a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call our hotline at (888) 488-1391.

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