The names of the people involved in with the fatal DUI car accident that took place in Miramar neighborhood of San Diego last weekend have been released by the San Diego police.
Around 1:20 a.m. on October 25th, 2009, the drunk driver of a 2002 Chevy Avalanche, Iveth Zea, lost control behind the wheel while traveling west on Miramar Road at Empire Street and collided with a power transformer. La Mesa resident Nicholas James Zagunis, 22, suffered a wrongful death when he was flung from the backseat of the vehicle.
The fatal auto accident continued to escalate in horror as Zea crossed the street before slamming into the side of a building, a number of trees and finally coming to a halt in an empty parking lot of an office complex.
Our auto accident attorneys in San Diego want to express that drinking and driving can only lead to a bad incident while out on the road. If you are out partying and have had too many drinks, let someone sober do the driving. DUI accidents like this one are bad news from the second an intoxicated driver turns the keys in the ignition.
Zagunis experienced a wrongful death because he was thrown from the car and was later discovered to be the only one in the car not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the car crash. Zea, on the other hand, was examined by a physician before getting arrested on charges of felony driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter.
She is currently beind held at the Vista jail where her bail has been set to $100,000 for the fatal auto accident.
The smartest thing to do after a night of partying is to not drink and drive. The second smartest thing to do is not get in a car with a drunk driver. And the third smartest thing to do is to always buckle your safety belt. If we all use our heads and think before we get behind the wheel, the roads will be a safer place to travel.
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