Some questions that arise from car accidents might never get answered and this story asks one of those types of questions: why was a woman standing in the middle of I-805 traffic when she was fatal hit by a drunk-driver?
Our San Diego car accident lawyers are asking the same thing, but another question that we want to ask is why the driver, who was reportedly behind the wheel, thought it was a good idea to get behind the wheel if he was, in fact, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)?
Our firm has seen so many DUI accident cases like these over the past twenty years and we know that they will never stop, despite how much pain and suffering they cause every year to family’s of loved ones who’s lives were taken by a motorist who made a deadly choice. So far, police have only arrested the 21-year-old driver of a 2000 Cadillac Escalade, on suspicion of drunk-driving, which might means there were clues to indicate that he was impaired in his driving capabilities in some way.
The man struck the unidentified 27-year-old woman at about 12:30 a.m. on February 7th, 2010, while traveling north on I-805 near Route 54. Currently, he’s being held by authorities in a county jail, with his bail set at $50,000.
But what signs did police get that this driver might have been driving under the influence?
The questions we have do not stop there, because we know that DUI accidents are completely preventable. We must ask why new technology hasn’t yet been implemented into cars to make sure that a drunk-driver does not get behind the wheel? Why aren’t convicted drunk-drivers forced to have breathalyzers put in their car at their own expense and required to blow into it every time they turn the ignition key?
In short, our San Diego firm’s car accident lawyers are asking how many people must die before our laws concerning drunk drivers change and technology is put in place to stop them from putting others at risk? We might never know why this woman was standing in the middle of the highway when she was hit by this driver — and if that question is never answered, then so be it. It’s a shame for her family, but sometimes these questions are left unanswered.
But here’s one question that shouldn’t be left unanswered: Why haven’t we found a way to stop drunk drivers once and for all? That needs to answered and soon.
If you were injured and believe that you deserve compensation, then call our bilingual law offices right away at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer and find out how we can help you. We look forward to providing good advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.
What do you think can be done to stop motorists from driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol?
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines