Early on the morning of Saturday, November 14, 2015 at about 3:50 a.m. an intoxicated driver caused the death of one person and injured two others.
As a South Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyer & Wrongful Death Attorney, I’m often contacted by the loved ones of victims killed by drunk drivers. Drunk drivers are taking the lives of our innocent loved ones at an alarming rate. The Edward A Smith Law Offices is here to help.
The Drunk Driver in this case
A 34-year-old drunk male was behind the wheel of a 2004 Infinity.
He was driving along Highway 99 in the number two lane just north of Stockton Boulevard in South Sacramento.
The drunk driver rear-ended a 58-year-old man who was driving a 2006 Dodge.
The impact caused the driver of the Dodge to veer across the northbound lanes of traffic.
The Dodge crashed into a guard rail that was along the eastern edge of the roadway.
The Dodge then collided into a concrete pillar of the Stockton Boulevard over-crossing.
The driver of the Dodge suffered critical injuries as a result of being hit by the drunk driver of the 2004 Infinity.
Victim Two (Fatality)
A 49-year-old female occupant who was riding as a passenger in the Dodge lost her life as a result of this South Sacramento drunk driving fatality.
Another occupant in the Dodge, a 26-year-old male, received only minor injuries.
Drunk Driver Fled the Scene of the Accident
The drunk driver of the 2004 Infinity who caused the chain-of-events, fled the scene of the accident after crashing into a chain link fence.
Police later retrieved found him at his residence and booked him into the Sacramento County Jail.
Criminal Charges Pending
This drunk driver is charged with felony hit and run, felony DUI, and vehicular manslaughter.
CHP Seeks Witnesses
Witnesses are asked to come forward if they can help with information regarding this South Sacramento drunk driving fatality. The South Sacramento California Highway Patrol is collecting information and seeks the help of the public while investigating this tragedy. If you have any input that would be helpful in this matter, you are urged to call (916) 681-2300.
I’m Edward A Smith, an South Sacramento Auto Accident Lawyer. If someone dear to you has been killed in an automobile accident due to someone driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, please call me promptly at (916) 921-6400.
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