A 13 year old boy was killed in a fatal bicycle accident on February 15, 2009 after he was run over by a suspected drunk (DUI) driver.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 40-year-old woman on suspicion of drunk driving and gross vehicular manslaughter. The woman apparently ran over the teenager as he rode his bike across an intersection. The boy was transported to a local hospital where he died.
Our wrongful death lawyers hope that the drunk driver in this case is brought to justice and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Drunk driving causes car accidents leading to injuries and wrongful death every year and is a crime no one should ever think about committing.
We also believe the woman, of Rancho Cucamonga, should be held civilly and criminally responsible for her actions, which were irresponsible and negligent. Skilled wrongful death auto accident attorneys like us will also look into whether there was a dangerous condition at that Rancho Cucamonga road intersection.
Governmental agencies such as cities can be held financially liable in auto accident cases where the car accident occurred because the public entity failed to address a dangerous condition on the roadway which was a substantial factor for the car accident. Recently, there was a case settled with the City of Hanford for $15 million on behalf of a 14-year-old boy’s family. The boy had suffered severe brain injuries in a bicycle accident after he was struck at a dangerous Hanford intersection.
Our wrongful death lawyers know that bike riders are poorly protected in the event of a car accident. That is why there are laws in some states that require helmets to be worn so as to avoid brain injuries in bike accidents.
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