Lily Harrison Murrieta: 15-Year-Old Freshman Lily Kelly Harrison Died In Car Accident With Drunk Driver Along Rancho California Road In Unincorporated Temecula
TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2019) – A 15-year-old freshman identified as Lily Kelly Harrison has tragically died in a car accident with a drunk driver on Rancho California Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that Lily Kelly Harrison and her two friends were both in the car when it was hit head-on. The car was being driven by an 18-year-old high school graduate and friend of the victim.
He had recently signed on to play football in college and needed over 4 hours of brain surgery following the car accident. Despite life-saving efforts, Lily Kelly Harrison was later pronounced dead due to her injuries.
All three of the victims were from Calvary Murrieta Christian High School. A vigil is currently being planned to honor the victims.
You can help support the family of Lily Kelly Harrison by donating to their Go Fund Me page.
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.” Despite this, drunk driving is still incredibly common.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.3 That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.” Any person that causes an accident while intoxicated will likely face civil as well as criminal liability.
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse. This includes the family members of any person killed in a car accident. Victims will be able to seek justice through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help with funeral expenses, loss of income, medical bills, loss of love and emotional trauma. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your options are.
Investigating A DUI Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Lily Kelly Harrison. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the other victims that were injured in this horrific accident. We strongly encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me set up for Lily Kelly Harrison’s family. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to police as they continue to investigate.
If you or someone that you love has been involved in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need a free police report or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.