Phim Kho, 44, and Yu Kwong, 59, Injured in Wrong-Way DUI Crash
SANTA ROSA (August 3, 2018)- According to the Press Democrat, a woman has been arrested following a deadly fatal head-on wrong-way collision which left one dead and two others injured this morning on Highway 101.
According to reports, the driver of 2005 Kia Rio, Sherry Risch, 53, has been traveling southbound within the northbound lanes of the highway before colliding with a Honda Odyssey and also a motorcyclist.
56-Year-Old Motorcyclist Tragically Suffers Fatal Injuries
The unidentified motorcycle rider was thrown off his bike following impact and tragically pronounced dead upon the arrival of paramedics. He is only being ID’d as a 56-year-old Windsor resident.
Meanwhile, both the driver and passenger of the Odyssey, Phim Kho, 44, of San Francisco, and Yu Kwong, 59, of San Francisco, were both badly injured and rushed by ambulance to Memorial Hospital for immediate surgery.
Sherry Risch Arrested for Fatal DUI Crash
Authorities were able to determine that Sherry Risch had indeed been under the influence of drugs at the time of the collision. She has since been arrested and faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter.
No further details have been shared at this time while California Highway Patrol officials continue with their investigation.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
San Francisco and Sonoma County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Car Accident Lawyer
Highway 101 has arguably been considered the most dangerous streets to drive on in California especially through the stretch as it passes through Sonoma County with there being accidents that take place daily. As a driver, it is imperative to proceed with caution while being cognizant of your surroundings especially in the late evening or early stages of the morning where there may be drunk drivers present. JAG Founder James Johnson has handled several car accident cases over the last few years on Highway 101 in Sonoma County as he is very familiar with the Highway itself and its dangers.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family of the motorcyclist, as well as both Phim Kho and Yu Kwong, will have the right to a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunken motorist, Sherry Risch. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
Contact our experienced Sonoma County and San Francisco wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today if you are seeking advice and or guidance following a tragedy. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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