Woman Killed, Man and 2 Teens Seriously Injured in DUI Accident
IRVINE (May 16, 2018) – A pedestrian was killed and three others were seriously injured after being struck by an alleged DUI driver in the area of Ridgeline and Turtle Rock drives Wednesday night, according to The Orange County Register.
The accident was reported just before 8 p.m.
As per the article, Orange County Fire Authority said four pedestrians were struck by a car near the intersection. The victims were all family members.
4 Family Members Hit by Suspected DUI Driver in Irvine
One pedestrian, a 49-year-old man, was flown to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange while a 45-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were apparently taken by ground ambulance. All four suffered traumatic injuries and were listed in serious condition.
However, police indicated that the woman later died. The names of the deceased and wounded victims have not been yet released.
Meanwhile, the driver reportedly stopped after hitting the pedestrian. The motorist, 37-year-old Kamal Attoh, was later arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The Irvine man was then taken into custody.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the victims and their whole family. We wish the survivors a swift and full recovery.
Orange County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that Mr. Kamal Attoh will be held fully responsible for causing the incident that led to the death of the woman and the injuries of her family. 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 and seriously hurt other individuals.
In such cases where negligence and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the surviving family members of the woman who were also hurt in the crash will have the right to pursue wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the suspect. They will be entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, lost income, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group and speak with our experienced Orange County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Contact us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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