One person was injured while another was killed after a deadly DUI car accident at an intersection in Sacramento on Thursday afternoon, December 17.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident transpired at Fruitridge Boulevard and 65th Street around 4:00 p.m. A Ford SUV crashed into a Toyota Corolla, causing the Corolla to overturn due to the collision.
Two occupants of the Corolla sustained severe injuries from the accident and were taken to an area hospital. One of the occupants sadly passed away in the hospital.
The Ford driver was identified as 62-year-old Charles Howell. He sustained minor injuries from the accident. Police later determined that Howell was intoxicated at the time of the accident. He was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and felony DUI charges.
Fatal DUI Crash Investigation is Underway
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 sixty-one 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 Sacramento 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 DUI Accidents in Sacramento County
It can be quite devastating and overwhelming to suddenly lose a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident.
While waiting for the official investigation results, the victim’s family is encouraged to pursue a wrongful death claim with their attorney’s assistance. 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 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.