Woman, 24, Fatally Injured in 10-Car Crash Caused by DUI Driver
IRVINE (August 23, 2018)- According to the Orange County Register, a deadly 10-car collision was trigger by a 22-year-old drunk driver this morning on I-5 south at or near the Alton Parkway off-ramp.
Authorities responded to the crash which transpired at roughly 1:25 a.m. after the drunk driver operating a Dodge Challenger had been speeding with his hazard lights on before hitting a Toyota Prius.
8 Injured Including 3 Children
A series of collisions immediately followed which included a pickup truck as a total of eight people sustained injuries including two children, 11 and 10, as well as a six-month-old baby.
It was determined that a 24-year-old woman from Chula Vista believed to be the mother of the six-month-old tragically did not survive the accident as she was pronounced at the scene.
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Meanwhile, all eight injured involved parties were transported via ambulance to local area hospitals for injuries ranging from minor to severe. None of the victim’s injuries, fortunately, appear life-threatening.
Per the Orange County Register, California Highway Patrol authorities concluded that the 22-year-old driver of the Dodge, Nevada resident Irving Abel Aguilar-Calixto, was indeed under the influence. He was transported to a hospital with minor pains but will be arrested for multiple charges pending his release.
All southbound lanes on I-5 were temporarily shut down for over five hours while authorities performed their preliminary investigation.
The staff members of Johnson Attorneys Group thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their family and friends during such difficult times.
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I-5 freeway can make its case for being considered as one of the most dangerous freeways or highways to drive on in California with there being accidents that take place almost on a daily basis. As a driver, it is imperative to proceed with caution while being cognizant of your surroundings especially in the late evening or early stages of the morning where there may be drunk drivers present. JAG Founder James Johnson has handled numerous car accident cases over the last few years on I-5 as he is very familiar with the freeway itself and its dangers.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the surviving family members of the 24-year-old woman, as well as the other 8 injured victims involved, will have the right to wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the 22-year-old drunk driver. Victims will possess the right to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
Contact our experienced Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles wrongful death and personal injury lawyers today if you are seeking advice and or guidance following a tragedy. Call us today at 855-703-4186.
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