An unidentified 22-year-old Tulare resident was struck and killed due to a fatal DUI accident in Delano on Thursday evening, October 15.
The fatal collision transpired around 9:55 pm. on Highway 99, just south of Woollomes Avenue in Delano. The victim was reportedly assisting a stranded driver when a passing Mazda CX-5 suddenly struck him.
The man was struck while he was standing beside his tow truck. The Mazda allegedly swerved from the slow lane and later struck the man and the tow truck.
Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and pronounced the tow truck driver dead. The Mazda driver was treated for minor injuries and was then arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs.
Fatal DUI Crash Investigation is Underway
The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the crash. In this case, the liability falls on the Mazda driver as he was proven to be driving while under the influence at the time of the accident.
Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most irresponsible and reckless things a driver can do. Unfortunately, approximately 30 people in the U.S. die each day due to drunk driving accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced Kern County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal DUI accident cases to conduct an independent probe. Attorneys have the resources to help prove the negligence of the liable party. They can re-interview important witnesses, review related surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain phone and texting records of the responsible party.
Kern County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal DUI Crashes
It can be quite stressful and overwhelming to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal car accident. While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s help. Through the wrongful death claim, the victim’s family can seek compensation for the damages (such as loss of companionship and income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress) that the accident has caused them.
Attorneys can survive as a helpful legal guide during these difficult times for the grieving family. They will vigorously fight for their client’s rights while ensuring that the negligent driver will be held accountable for their suspected crime.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death, as well as the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout the state of California with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, and are more than happy to visit you at your home or office.