Another Drunk Driving Accident On I-5
Despite the number of incidents decreasing overall, the tragedies created by drunk driving continue to mount. Just last night, a three-car crash on Interstate 5 is believed to be the result of numerous alleged drunk drivers, one of whom was pronounced dead at the scene.
A Senseless Tragedy
Although the facts have not yet been fully confirmed, investigators believe a road rage incident led to one SUV suddenly slowing on I-5, with a car behind it smashing into the SUV, killing the tailing 23 year-old driver and seriously injuring her passenger. The drivers of both vehicles are believed to have been under the influence at the time of the crash. After the initial crash, a third vehicle is believed to have collided with the SUV. The driver of that vehicle is not suspected of being under the influence. The SUV’s driver and his passenger are expected to be charged with DUI and vehicular homicide for their respective roles in the accident.
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The great tragedy in all of these kinds of incidents is that, to the extent they are caused by individuals driving under the influence, they are all avoidable. Although criminal charges can help prevent the drunk driver from doing the same in the future, the victims of these actions must look to civil claims to address their injuries. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an injury caused by a drunk driver, an experienced attorney can help make sure that individual is taken to task for his or her decisions.