1 Killed in Cathedral City DUI Crash on Date Palm Drive Saturday
CATHEDRAL CITY (September 15, 2018) – A fatal alleged DUI crash along Date Palm Drive early Saturday morning, according to The Desert Sun and KESQ News.
The accident took place at about 3:45 a.m., just north of Interstate 10 Freeway.
As per the reports, Cathedral City police said for an unknown reason a vehicle rolled over onto the shoulder on the east side of Date Palm Drive.
Car Accident on Date Palm Drive Near 10 Freeway
Fire departmemt officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and confirmed that one person was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the deceased has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. It was not specified if there injuries reported in the incident.
Meanwhile, police believed that a motorist involved was drunk driving at the time of the wreck. Date Palm Drive was forced to shut down between Interstate 10 and Varner Road after the collision. The investigation is ongoing.
Riverside County Wrongful Death Lawyer
In this case, a driver involved is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
The surviving family of the deceased will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a compensation for the funeral cost, loss of future income and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto collision caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Riverside County wrongful death lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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