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1 killed, 3 injured in Santa Clarita DUI car accident


Jan 18, 2018

According to KTLA, a suspected DUI driver was killed in a car accident that left two adults and a toddler injured in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The fatal car accident was reported around 10:50 p.m., on Golden Valley Road when a suspected DUI driver in a white Honda Civic ran a red light and collided with a tan Toyota Sienna.

The suspected DUI driver, who has not been identified, died at the scene of the car accident. The DUI driver was not wearing a seatbelt. Katherine Powell, 29, was a passenger in the Honda and sustained moderate injuries. Powell was transported to a local hospital.

Richard Oldhafer, 48, was the driver of the Toyota and suffered a broken rib. Oldhafer’s 3-year-old child was in the vehicle at the time of the car accident and sustained bruising.

According to authorities, speeding and alcohol are believed to be the cause of the car accident.

The fatal DUI car accident remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding the car accident is urged to contact CHP’s Newhall office at 661-294-5540.

Our team at West Coast Trial Lawyers wishes the victims involved in the DUI car accident a speedy recovery.

Unfortunately, those who choose to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can change victims’ lives drastically. Every year, alcohol and drug-related car accidents result in death and serious injuries for those involved.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident caused by the fault of a DUI driver, you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you with your claim.

At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our team of car accident personal injury lawyers will make sure that the victims of a DUI car accident will receive the compensation they deserve for their loss.

To speak to an experienced car accident claim lawyer today, call (888) 888-9285 or visit our website www.westcoasttriallawyers.com.

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