Woman, 58, Victim in Deadly DUI Crash in Coronado
CORONADO (August 23, 2017)- According to NBC News San Diego, a deadly DUI crash resulted in the tragic passing of a 58-year-old old woman identified as Eleanor Tabuena and injured four others Sunday morning.
The incident was reported at 12:20 a.m. on Highway 75 also referred to as Silver Strand Highway when the driver of a Jeep lost control heading northbound and veered over the center divider directly into two southbound vehicles.
Coronado Crash Sunday, August 20, on Highway 75
Authorities confirmed the unidentified driver of the Jeep was under the influence while led to the death of Ms. Eleanor Tabuena and injuries to her husband whom she had been married to for over 30 years.
Three others who may have been in the other car involved were also injured and hospitalized.
Initial reports stated that the driver of the Jeep lost control due to a medical emergency, however, that statement was verified to have been incorrect as authorities were able to assure the motorist was indeed intoxicated.
The suspected drunk driver, a male, remains in the intensive care unit with serious injuries. He will face severe charges once released from the hospital.
Names of the other involved motorists were not mentioned within the article done by NBC San Diego.
San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, it has been confirmed that the driver of the Jeep was confirmed to have been under the influence and driving drunk at the time of the collision. In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing was a factor, families of deceased victims can file a wrongful death lawsuit while those injured may file a personal injury suit against the at-fault parties seeking compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
Families devastated by a loss or injured victims are strongly encouraged to contact an experienced San Diego lawyer who will stay abreast of the official investigation and help ensure that their legal rights and best interests are protected. Call us today for assistance at 800-235-6801.
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