[11-10-2020] Fresno County, CA – One Person Killed in a Fatal Riverdale DUI Accident

An unidentified 23-year-old man was killed after a drunk driver struck his vehicle in Riverdale on Tuesday night, November 10.

[11-10-2020] Fresno County, CA - One Person Killed in a Fatal Riverdale DUI Accident-minA 33-year-old woman identified as Amber Sexton was driving a U-Haul truck southbound on Highway 41 near Riverdale when she suddenly crossed over into the northbound lane.

One vehicle was able to swerve out of the way but later crashed into a metal fence. However, a Honda Civic driven by the 23-year-old man was unable to avoid the U-Haul truck.

The Honda driver sustained life-threatening injuries from the collision. He was airlifted to Fresno hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Sexton sustained moderate injuries and was treated at a nearby hospital. Local authorities later arrested her on DUI related charges.

Fatal DUI Crash Investigation is Underway

The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the case further. It is apparent in this case that the liability falls on Sexton as she was proven to be driving while under the influence resulting in the death of the 23-year-old man.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most reckless and irresponsible things a driver can do. It won’t put their lives in danger, but it can potentially endanger other people’s lives.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 people in the U.S. die every day due to drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accounts for about 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the U.S. Around 61 percent of these drivers have a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 percent or higher.

When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Fresno County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal DUI pedestrian accidents to conduct an independent investigation. They can re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the responsible party’s phone and texting records.


Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal DUI Accidents in Fresno County

Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident can be quite devastating for the victim’s family. The victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim while waiting for the official investigation results. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek financial compensation for the damages such as funeral costs, loss of income and companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma that the fatal accident has caused them.

Attorneys can serve as a compassionate, helpful legal guide during this difficult time for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights and best interests while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence. Attorneys can also negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure they are compensated fairly.

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If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for your spouse or family member’s death or injury, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.

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