Marinus Lubbers, 45, Killed in Modesto Car Accident on Yosemite Boulevard
MODESTO (June 3, 2018) – A man identified as Marinus Lubbers, 45, was killed after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning on Yosemite Boulevard, also known as Highway 132, according to The Modesto Bee.
The accident was reported at 1:47 a.m., west of Geer Road, between Empire and Waterford.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a Mercedes was going east on Yosemite Boulevard when it rammed the back of a Chevy truck Marinus Lubbers was in traveling in the same direction.
Fatal Car Crash on Yosemite Boulevard Near Geer Road
The force of the collision pushed the truck off the roadway. The truck then rolled over, causing Lubbers to be ejected in the process. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the operator of the Mercedes, and any possible passengers, took off following the crash. Officials reportedly found alcohol containers inside the Mercedes involved. The incident remains under investigation.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Marinus Lubbers during such a difficult time.
San Joaquin County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is apparent that the driver of the Mercedes will be held fully liable for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of the other motorist involved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol which has corresponding criminal penalties as it is considered as a serious crime throughout the state.
Aside from DUI, the driver also fled the scene after the deadly accident. In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is clearly factored, the surviving family of Marinus Lubbers will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
If your loved one has been a victim of an auto accident caused by a negligent person, we encourage you to speak with our experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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