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April 26, 2016
Edward Smith

Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

Fatal Drunk Driving Crash

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Injury Lawyer. A 51-year-old man, who was assisting a motorist who ran out of gas, was tragically killed on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

What Happened?

David Condell of Rancho Cordova had recently got back into his car after helping Tien Condell, 31, who had run out of gas on the shoulder of eastbound Highway 50 in the vicinity of Howe Avenue. He was parked right behind the vehicle he was assisting. Both motorists were getting ready to return to the roadway when Joseph Short, 34, of Sacramento drifted onto the shoulder of the highway and collided into the back of David Condell’s parked vehicle.

The force of the impact pushed David Condell’s car into Tien Condell’s car. Short’s car then moved across the freeway where it hit another car that was headed eastbound in the left lane of travel. Thankfully, that 51-year-old man of Sacramento, sustained no injuries. Unfortunately, David Condell, died of injuries he sustained on impact with Joseph Short’s car. Tien Condell was transported to a local hospital suffering from moderate injuries.

What Caused the Crash?  

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) placed Joseph A. Short under arrest for allegedly driving while under the influence of alcohol. His charges include suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving intoxicated causing injury and/or death.

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Image Attribution:  Rancho Cordova Police Department [Public Domain Website]

Source of Fatal Drunk Driving Crash –  Sacramento Bee