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Jimmy Hodges Novato DUI Crash at Center Road and Wilson Avenue

Rodrigo Mendoza Arrested Modesto Fatal DUI Hit-and-Run on Yosemite BoulevardJimmy Hogges, 70, Victim in DUI Crash; 2 Others Badly Injured

LOCATION: Novato

DATE OF INCIDENT: Tuesday, June 5th

June 8, 2018– According to the Patch, a 70-year-old man identified as Jimmy Hogges, 70, of Novato, has tragically died of his injuries suffered from a crash caused by a drunk driver earlier this week at the intersection of Center Road and Wilson Avenue.

Novato police officials responded to the crash site at 11:00 p.m. between a Ford F-150 and a Jeep.

Authorities have determined that the driver of the Jeep identified as Taylor Brindley, 24, of Novato, failed to stop at a stop sign triggering a very serious collision with the Ford truck.

The driver of the Ford truck had been Jimmy Hogges. He incurred major internal trauma injuries and was subsequently rushed to the intensive care unit, where he sadly was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted.

Meanwhile, two passengers had also been occupants in the Ford. One passenger sustained a dislocated shoulder while the other suffered multiple broken ribs. Both victims were transported by ambulance to Marin General Hospital as their conditions are currently unknown as of Friday morning.

Taylor Brindley Arrested for DUI Crash

Following the wreck, police determined Brindley had been operating his vehicle under the influence and was subsequently arrested. He had been driving on a suspended license and remains jailed with a bail set at $50,000.

Names of the victims involved have not been provided at this time while all three remained hospitalized Wednesday morning.



The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.


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A forensic examination of each of the vehicles involved, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what ultimately caused the accident. Based on the preliminary information provided, however, it appears as though the 24-year-old man will be held liable for this crash as it has been determined that he was under the influence and speeding just before the crash occurred.

In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing was confirmed to have been a factor, the surviving family members of Jimmy Hogges, as well as the two injured passengers will possess the right to file a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits respectively against the negligent motorist. Wrongful death and personal injury victims not held responsible for any collision have the right to seek compensation for damages including funeral costs, medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and lost future income due to absence from work, and loss of companionship.

If your loved one has been the victim of an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our experienced Novato and Marin County wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with the advice and guidance needed.

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