Raul Moreno-Ochoa Jr., 26, Arrested DUI Charges; 1 Dead, 3 Hurt
BAY POINT, Calif. (Feb. 22, 2018) — Alejandro Moreno-Garcia, 20, of Bay Point has died and three others including a suspected DUI driver suffered major injuries early Thursday when two vehicles collided in a violent crash, according to multiple news sources.
Moreno-Garcia was a passenger in a Chevrolet Camaro driven by a suspected DUI driver that crashed about 12:51 a.m. into a Dodge Ram pickup truck. The driver of the Camaro, identifed as Raul Moreno-Ochoa Jr., 26, was reportedly speeding when his vehicle veered into opposing traffic on East Port Chicago Highway and crashed head-on into the pickup. The vehicles also struck a tree stump and nearly crashed into a residence owned by Mark Martin on Wharf Drive. The vehicles were torn apart in the collision.
Mr. Martin was awakened by the collision and called 911 as well as aided the injured victims before paramedics arrived. Paramedics transported Moreno-Ochoa Jr. and two people who were in the Dodge to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries.
According to a report by the California Highway Patrol,
Wrongful Death Investigation
An investigation into this collision is underway, however, it appears that the suspected drunk driver is going to be held liable. This person could be charged in criminal court for vehicular manslaughter for the death of his passenger as well as felony charges for the injuries caused.
If a negligent driver is at fault for a collision that left you injured or has taken the life of a loved one, there may also be grounds for a civil lawsuit or wrongful death claim. This is always a personal decision, but for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident can be significant.
It’s important to note, however, that it’s quite common for insurance companies to try and avoid paying out a claim even when they know their insured is responsible. They may also make an offer to settle for far less than the full amount owed.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation. – SKS
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