An 18 year old Santa Ana resident died after an apparent drunk driver slammed into their vehicle at an intersection in Santa Ana. The driver causing the accident was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He has been arrested previously for drinking and driving according to Orange County police.
This is another tragic example of what can happen when people drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This young man’s life was tragically ended because of the thoughtlessness of another individual. Nothing can undo this tragedy, but stricter DUI laws in California can help provide more of a deterrent for individuals who decide to gamble with not only their lives, but the lives of other innocent victims.
Keep in mind that after an accident in Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Fullerton, Costa Mesa or anywhere else in Orange County, its important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure your legal rights are protected.
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to provide guidance on whether you should file a personal injury lawsuit, but also in cases like above if a wrongful death lawsuit is warranted. Injury accidents are often life changing and its important to have the support of someone who understands the laws and how to protect your family from future consequences of an accident.
No one anticipates being involved in a serious accident, but if you do find yourself in this situation, take the time to talk with a professional trained to protect your interests.