David Villarreal Hit and Killed by DUI Driver in Pico Rivera; Albert Lopez Arrested
PICO RIVERA (February 13, 2018) – A pedestrian fatally hit by an alleged DUI driver on Whittier Boulevard over the weekend has been identified as David Michael Villarreal, according to Whittier Daily News.
Sheriff’s Pico Rivera station said the 27-year-old San Pedro man died on February 11 at around 4 a.m. The victim may have been struck by more than one vehicle.
As per the article, deputies affirmed that Villarreal was in the center median of the 9500 block of Whittier Boulevard when he stepped off the median and into the street.
Villarreal was then was hit by a black Ford F-150 which was going west at the time. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, officials believed that the driver of the pickup was driving under the influence of alcohol when the collision occurred. The suspect, 23-year-old Albert Arthur Lopez, was arrested and booked at the Sheriff’s Pico Rivera station, but posted bond and was released.
A 33-year-old Rosemead man riding as a passenger in the Ford was not arrested.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Mr. David Villarreal during such a difficult time.
Los Angeles County Wrongful Death Lawyer
It is evident that the driver involved will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the death of Mr. David Villarreal. The motorist is accused of 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.
The family members of Mr. Villarreal will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death against the at-fault party who has neglected the safety of others on the road. The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, loss of future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If your loved one has been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with one of our experienced Los Angeles 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 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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