[10-18-2020] San Diego, CA – One Person Killed in a Deadly DUI Accident in El Cajon

An unidentified female passenger was killed after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of a two truck in El Cajon on early Sunday morning, October 18.

[10-18-2020] San Diego, CA - One Person Killed in a Deadly DUI Accident in El CajonAccording to the California Highway Patrol’s initial reports, the crash occurred at around 12:40 a.m. on northbound State Route 125 near Interstate 8. A tow truck pulled off the highway to assist a disabled motorist when it was suddenly rear-ended by a passing vehicle.

The female occupant of the tow truck was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver that rear-ended the tow-truck was confirmed to be under the influence at the time of the accident. The suspect was later arrested and booked into custody on felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.

Fatal DUI Accident Investigation is Underway

The fatal accident is now under investigation by the local authorities.

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 San Diego County wrongful death attorney specializing in fatal DUI 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.


San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal DUI Accidents

Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal DUI accident can be quite devastating. 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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