One Person Killed In Hemet Car Accident Involving DUI Driver On Florida Avenue
HEMET, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a car accident on Florida Avenue.
California Highway Patrol are saying that a Jetta was traveling around 100 mph before the crash. The 25-year-old driver was arrested at the time of the accident.
The Jetta apparently rear ended a Honda Civic that was slowing down for a red light. One of the people in the Honda was killed and another person was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is a felony to drive under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident which results in serious bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”
The family of a victim that died in a DUI accident can hold the negligent driver accountable through a wrongful death claim. A wrongful death attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a DUI accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that our clients needs are being met and that negligent drivers are held accountable for their actions. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.