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Personal Injury: Wrong-way driver survives DUI crash that kills 3

On Behalf of | Oct 24, 2018 | Personal Injury |

A California family is struggling to cope with the consequences of a fatal crash that occurred on a recent Sunday evening. Dealing with personal injury caused by an alleged drunk driver is bad enough, and when three family members lose their lives in one crash, the trauma is naturally overwhelming. Reportedly, the alleged drunk driver survived the accident.

According to a preliminary accident report, the California Highway Patrol says two sisters along with the daughter of one of them were traveling along Highway 99 on their way home after a visit to other family members in Modesto. At approximately 7:30, they were struck head-on by a car driven by a 22-year-old driver who was reportedly heading in the wrong direction on the highway. All three the women in the one car died at the crash scene.

CHP says, although the wrong-way driver has no record of prior drunk driving offenses, she is now facing six felony charges. Authorities say the driver’s BAC level was at least .15, and it is alleged that she could not remember how she got to drive on the wrong side of the highway. Reportedly, she suffered severe injuries that might keep her in the hospital for another two months, and the Tulare County Assistant District Attorney arraigned her in the hospital room.

The surviving family members of the three deceased women said they have no idea how to cope with the end-of-life expenses related to three funerals and burials. Others in similar circumstances utilize the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who will provide the necessary support and guidance for them to pursue financial relief through the civil justice system of California. Successful claims might yield monetary judgments to cover all their financial losses along with the emotional damages they sustained.