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METTLER: One Person Killed In DUI Car Accident On Highway 99 By Copus Road


May 1, 2019

One Woman Killed In DUI Car Accident In Mettler On Highway 99 and Copus Road

METTLER, CALIFORNIA (May 1, 2019) – A 27-year-old woman has tragically died after she was hit by an alleged DUI driver on Highway 99 by Copus Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 8:30 p.m. A man driving a 2008 BMW allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign. 

He continued through the intersection and hit a 2016 Dodge Ram  pickup that was headed east. A 27-year-old passenger in the pickup truck was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Liability In DUI Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. 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 any victim that died in a DUI accident may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine the specific facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. 

Getting Help After A DUI Accident

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a DUI accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We can investigate all aspects of your case and help you get the justice that you deserve. Whether you need information about an accident or just have questions we are here for you. You are always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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