California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported a serious car accident in Vacaville on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The accident happened early in the morning and involved two vehicles. One person suffered fatal injuries during the auto accident, and one individual received minor trauma. The fatally injured person has not been identified by Solano County authorities. Reports state that officials are trying to locate the family of the decedent and are withholding details until they are found. Additionally, CHP has stated that they suspect driving under the influence caused the car accident. My sincere sympathies are sent to the grieving family and friends of the person who tragically passed away in this crash.
CHP said the crash took place at about 1:28 a.m. A male driver was driving west on eastbound I-80. The wrong-way driver’s car slammed head-on into another vehicle close to the Nut Tree Road off-ramp. Further details about the crash are not currently available.
CHP sent emergency responders to the crash site right away. When they arrived, they found that the male driver of the second vehicle suffered major trauma during the crash. The man was rushed to a nearby hospital to be given immediate medical attention. Sadly, he could not recover and passed away in hospital custody.
The wrong-way driver was also taken to a hospital for treatment. Medics said that the man suffered minor injuries during the crash. After he received treatment, police officers placed him under arrest on charges related to DUI causing fatal injuries.
CHP has stated that they are at work investigating this accident. Officers have asked the public to help them with their investigation. Officer Miguel Camarena stated that the crash happened “very early in the morning and (CHP is) hoping for witnesses to help out. Anybody who thinks they may have information that could help should contact the Solano CHP office by dialing (707) 428-2100.
DUI and Liability
People who drink and drive knowingly endanger the lives of others. For this reason, they can usually be held responsible for the damages they cause in an accident. However, drunk drivers are sometimes not the only liable parties. Companies or individuals who gave the driver access to a vehicle or alcohol knowing that they would drive under the influence may also be considered at fault. To learn more about how DUI and wrongful death cases work, it is best to speak with a local Vacaville wrongful death lawyer. Talking with a lawyer can help you understand what actions you can take after suffering such a terrible loss. If you’d like to know how you can make sure that a lawyer is experienced and is qualified to handle your case, check out the short video below:
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Vacaville Wrongful Death Lawyer
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