As personal injury attorneys in California, we’re quite familiar with the great many cases of distracted driving accidents happening across the state. But while distraction has helped to push the number of overall traffic collisions up, intoxicated driving also remains one of the top factors behind auto accidents.
According to a recent news report, a man is facing 30 years to life after being involved in a DUI accident. While we’re terribly saddened to learn this tragic accident occurred, we must remind our readers that the legal consequences for this type of accident are serious and should not be ignored.
The accident happened in January. According to the reports, the man behind the wheel of a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta was speeding at the time. As a result, the vehicle ended up crashing into a large oak tree alongside southbound Buckman Springs Road. After the crash, the vehicle overturned. The injuries sustained by two of the occupants, a 23-year-old and a 26-year-old were fatal.
Officials later said that the driver had veered off the road due to intoxication.
Officers who responded to the scene of the accident said the accident was so brutal that they will never forget what they saw.
Due to this tragic and deadly accident, the driver accused of having been intoxicated and speeding prior to the collision may face 30 years to life in prison.
It breaks our hearts that this type of accident still occurs quite frequently in our lovely state.
Unfortunately, many drivers remain unaware that they are not immune to the risks associated with dangerous behaviors such as distraction and drinking and driving. And while both activities are illegal under California law, many drivers will still act as if they are above the laws.
If you’re serious about your safety, you will put your focus on driving and on the road ahead and will never be intoxicated while behind the wheel. On top of it being illegal, it’s also potentially deadly as it will impact your decision making process and your motor skills.
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