A 29-year-old man identified as Travis Green was killed after a suspected drunk driver identified as Keyshawn Latrell Henderson, ran over him in Jurupa Valley on Monday morning, May 18th.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the fatal accident occurred at around 2:15 a.m. The victim was walking on Mission Boulevard, east of Jurupa Road, when he was suddenly struck by a car driven by the suspected drunk driver.
The drunk driver continued to drive for another 300 yards before stopping near the intersection of Rathke Drive and Golden West Avenue.
Local authorities checked the suspect’s vehicle and found a container of alcohol. The suspect was given a sobriety test that he reportedly failed.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Accident Investigation Needed
Witnesses that can provide additional information about the fatal DUI accident are urged to contact Deputy Lonthair at the Jurupa Valley sheriff’s station at 951-955-2600. Witnesses who wish to remain anonymous can call the Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at 800-78-CRIME. Local authorities are now further investigating the case. It is apparent in this case that the liability falls on the drunk driver and will face criminal charges for the untimely death of the victim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 10,000 people are killed annually due to DUI accidents. According to the information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, around 18% of all fatal motor accidents involve drugs and alcohol. Driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs is one of the most dangerous and reckless things a driver can do. Not only does it endanger their own lives, but also the lives of the innocent people affected by accident.
When facing cases like this, it’s vital to have an experienced Riverside accident attorney specializing in DUI accidents to conduct an independent investigation. Attorneys have the resources to hire expert witnesses, conduct background checks on the drivers involved, and review applicable insurance coverage for their clients.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Attorney
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident can be quite stressful and devastating. While waiting for the results of the official investigation, 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, funeral expenses, emotional distress, and pain and suffering of the fatal accident.
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 make sure that they are compensated fairly.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get 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 at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.