Many reports continue to indicate that drivers across California are too distracted. Worse yet, they are distracted and oblivious of road conditions before leaving their house. Which has been causing a great deal of stress and pain. But even as distracted driving becomes one of the factors most commonly associated with crashes, others like intoxicated driving are still a concern. Claiming lives and sending people to hospitals at a record number.
As personal injury attorneys, we understand that this reality has consequences. And that countless victims and their families pay a great price for them. That’s why we are here to report on this crash, hoping this story will help drivers to avoid similar crashes in the future.
According to a series of news reports, a 49-year-old man from Redwood City lost his life after being involved in a head-on collision on Highway 1 this past Friday night. Officials reporting on the accident say that a second driver, a 28-year-old man, was intoxicated at the time of the collision. According to the California Highway Patrol, the man is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter. This tragic crash happened when the 28-year-old was traveling in the southbound lane in a 2000 Mitsubishi at the same time the 49-year-old victim was behind the wheel of his 2002 Volkswagen in the northbound lane. One of the drivers crossed over the double-yellow lines, allowing the collision to take place. The victim was airlifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The second driver broke both of his legs in the crash.
Witnesses are being urged to step forward, and give any information they may have on this case to the authorities.
Drivers across the Golden state must considers the implications of their actions. No matter how confident in their driving skills they might be. If drivers remain committed to their bad habits, they might end up injured. Or worse. Stay safe by following road rules and focusing on the road.