Man, 29, Killed in Santa Cruz Mountains DUI Crash on Highway 9
BOULDERS CREEK (August 10, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed by an alleged DUI driver early Friday on Highway 9 in Santa Cruz Mountains, according to KION News.
The accident took place at around 2:20 a.m., south of Bear Creek Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 29-year-old man was apparently walking on Highway 9 when he was struck by a 1995 tan Buick LeSabre.
Suspected Drunk Driver ID’d as Taralyn McKay, 24
The Buick driven by 24-year-old Taralyn McKay was traveling north on Highway 9, also known as Central Avenue, when it hit the pedestrian.
CHP affirmed that the victim was found unconscious in the roadway. He was rushed to a trauma center in Santa Clara where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, McKay was believed to have been drunk driving at the time of the collision. The Boulder Creek woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of the deceased man during such a difficult time.
Santa Cruz County Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that Ms. Taralyn McKay will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the death of the pedestrian involved. The motorist is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred. DUI is considered a serious crime throughout the state, especially if the incident tragically killed another individual.
In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the surviving family members of the man will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by a negligent person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced Santa Cruz County wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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