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Sarah Coleman, 69, Hurt in Carmel Valley Road Crash with Drunk Driver

Sarah Coleman, 69, Hurt in Carmel Valley Road Crash with Drunk DriverAnnabelle Vandenbroucke, 16, Killed in Crash; Margot McNally, 18, Arrested

CARMEL, Calif. (July 23, 2018) — Sarah Coleman, 69, suffered major injuries in a head-on crash with a suspected drunken teen driver on Carmel Valley Road,

Coleman was hospitalized with serious injuries including broken legs in a crash that also left a 16-year-old girl dead in the other vehicle. Police arrested the 18-year-old driver of the other vehicle on DUI charges.

Annabelle Vandenbroucke, 16, was identified as the Carmel High School student who died after being hospitalized following the crash, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s coroner. She had been a passenger not wearing a seat belt in 18-year-old Margot McNally’s Nissan Pathfinder. McNally, who was wearing a seat belt and suffered a broke tailbone, was arrested on July 17th for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding.

Police say the Nissan’s driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and went over the double yellow lines and struck Coleman’s GMC Suburban SUV.

Traffic Accident Investigation

At this time, it’s apparent that the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder was responsible for this collision.

We offer our heartfelt prayers to Sarah Coleman and the family of Annabelle Vandenbroucke.

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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