Three People Killed In Prunedale Head-On Car Accident With Drunk Driver On San Miguel Canyon Road
PRUNEDALE, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – Three people were killed in a head-on car accident with an allegedly intoxicated driver by the intersection of San Miguel Canyon Road and Strawberry Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the fatal collision took place shortly before 6:00 a.m. The road had to be shut down for four hours as authorities investigated.
Authorities believe that the intoxicated driver was traveling the wrong way. The three passengers in the Chevy HHR that was hit all died at the scene.
A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is a felony to operate a motor-vehicle under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident that results in 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 any victim that died in an accident with a drunk driver may be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can include compensation for funeral expenses, lost income and emotional trauma. A wrongful death attorney can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what all of your legal options are.
Getting Help After A DUI Accident
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