Marinus Lubers Killed Modesto DUI Hit-and-Run Crash on Yosemite Boulevard
MODESTO (June 3, 2018) – The alleged DUI hit-and-run driver who killed another motorist along Yosemite Boulevard early Saturday has been arrested, according The Modesto Bee.
California Highway Patrol identified the suspect 27-year-old Rodrigo Joel Mendoza, of Waterford.
As per the article, CHP said Mendoza was driving a Mercedes sedan at unsafe speed when he hit the back of a 1953 Chevy truck. The pickup was traveling east on Yosemite Boulevard at the time.
Car Crash on Yosemite Boulevard Near Geer Road, June 2
The Chevy rolled over, and its driver was ejected in the process. The victim, 45-year-old Oakdale resident Marinus Lubbers, died at the scene.
Meanwhile, Mendoza did not stop to render aid and fled. Alcohol containers were found inside his Mercedes.
CHP affirmed that Mendoza was tracked down in Waterford and then taken into custody. He was booked into Stanislaus County Jail on charges of murder, driving under the influence, hit and run, and driving with a suspended license.
We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the family members and friends of Marinus Lubbers during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on the news report, it is apparent that Mr. Rodrigo Mendoza 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 and wrongdoing are clearly factors, the surviving family of Mr. Marinus Lubbers will be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Family members of wrongful death victims are entitled to a recompense for the funeral costs, lost income and loss of love and companionship.
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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