A woman who was driving under the influence of alcohol got into a car accident that caused the wrongful death of one child and the personal injury of another who is now on life support.
The San Diego auto accident attorneys at our firm know there are still drivers in the United States that continue to think getting into a car while under the influence of alcohol is a good idea. This act is nothing more than selfish and with careless indifference to human life.
Too often, the reverse is true. The combination of drinking and driving should never be put together because too much can go wrong including car accidents causing personal injury and wrongful death.
Drinking alcohol can cause reflexes and instincts to be diminished which can lead to difficulty doing the simplest things. A complicated procedure like driving can become impossible to do, and one wrong move can cause spinal cord injuries as well as traumatic brain injuries like concussions.
The woman, 26, survived the DUI car accident with a broken neck, but she will be arrested on many charges including vehicular manslaughter. Reynolds lost control of her car on Interstate 880 in Oakland and crashed into a concrete wall.
The car accident caused the wrongful death of two passengers who were pronounced dead at the scene. One of the woman’s twin 3-year-old sons was ejected onto the freeway while another was pinned under the steering column. Neither boy was in a car seat.
In this car accident, not only was there a way to prevent driving driving under the influence, but there was also a way prevent two children’ s tragic loss of life. As car accident attorneys in San Diego, we believe there should be blame placed not just on the driver. The passengers of the car should also be held responsible for the children’s personal injury and wrongful death.
Drivers should always be sober, and children under the age of 8 should be in car seats. Both are the law.
Call us now at 1-858-551-2090 or click here for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney and find out how we can help you. We speak English and Spanish, and we look forward to providing advice for your case. There is no fee if no recovery.