Law enforcement officials are attempting to find the driver who left the scene of a drunk-driving accident that caused the wrongful death of his 20-year-old friend.

On Sunday at about 4:25 a.m. on the Santa Monica Freeway (10), a BMW that was speeding rear-ended a truck causing it to overturn and lay flat on the La Brea Avenue onramp.  The driver of the BMW then left on foot and is being sought by police.

A car accident that happened near this freeway onramp caused the wrongful death of a 21-year-old man. (SOURCE: KTLA)

Our car accident lawyers in San Diego are constantly disappointed in the choice a drunk driver makes.  If a person gets behind the wheel of a car and starts the engine, irresponsible is the best word to use to describe that driver.  If you or anyone you know even thinks about driving a car after drinking, please think twice.  The number of car accidents caused by drunk driving continues to go up every year.  Don’t become one in that statistic.

If you or someone you know may have a drinking problem that may contribute to drunk driving, check out our DUI prevention resource page.  Not only will you find links to organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, but you’ll also find the statistics on how disastrous drunk driving car accidents can be.

The car accident caused the wrongful death of a 20-year-old of Huntingdon Park.  Two other people, another 21-year-old passenger from Santa Fe Springs and the driver of the truck, a 41-year-old man from Hacienda Heights suffered moderate injuries.

The San Diego car accident attorneys at our firm want to do everything we can to prevent drunk drivers from making horrible choices that could result in the injuries or wrongful deaths of themselves or other passengers and drivers.  If you are trying to get home from a night of drinking, try to do one of these things:

  • Call a cab.
  • Call a friend.
  • Sleep it off somewhere.
  • Don’t try to drive.

Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585. Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review. No fee if no recovery.

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