[10-29-2021] San Diego County, CA – One Person Killed After a DUI Crash in Bonsall

A 58-year-old man was killed after a fatal DUI crash in Bonsal on Friday morning, October 29th.

[10-29-2021] San Diego County, CA - One Person Killed After a DUI Crash in BonsallThe crash transpired at approximately 11:45 a.m. in the 31500 block of Old River Road in Bonsall. A westbound Honda Civic was traveling on Old River Road when it veered into the eastbound lanes and went directly into the path of an oncoming Ford F-350 pickup truck.

The Honda Civic driver was fatally injured in the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities suspect that intoxication may have been a factor in the collision.

No other injuries were reported. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. Information about the accident is limited at the moment.

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Witnesses that can give more information about the accident are urged to contact the California Highway Patrol at 760-643-3400.

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Fatal DUI Crash Statistics

The most reckless thing a driver can do is drive while impaired by drugs or alcohol. They will not only put their own lives in danger, but they could also cause harm to other innocent road users. Driving under the influence can have devastating consequences for the lives of those involved. Despite laws against drunk drivers being implemented, the number of DUI accidents in the United States continues to rise.

The NHTSA estimates that approximately 30 Americans lose their lives every day due to drunk driving accidents. About 29% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States are the result of drunk driving. During the COVID-19 pandemic, 33 people were killed in San Diego County in 2020, which was the worst year in more than two decades. Approximately 15 to 20 people are killed each year in DUI accidents in the county.

Wrongful Death Attorneys for Victims of Fatal DUI Crashes in San Diego

If your loved one was proven to be intoxicated during the accident, you might think that you won’t be entitled to compensation anymore. However, in California, the deceased’s family is still entitled to receive compensation even if their loved one was intoxicated in the crash.

Survivors are entitled to compensation for the deceased victim’s lost wages and earning capacity, as well as their pain and suffering, loss of companionship and consortium, and even the deceased’s final medical bills and funeral expenses.

Among other things, the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one can be pretty perplexing. It would help if you were not overwhelmed and stressed by wrongful death laws during this emotionally difficult time. Arash Law’s San Diego fatal car accident attorney can handle the legal issues for you.

Our legal team can help if a loved one was killed due to a drunk driver in California. Please do not hesitate to contact us if this happens to someone you care about. To schedule your free no-obligation fatal car accident case review, call Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or contact us online today.

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