2 Men Dead, 2 Women Seriously Injured in Walnut Creek Solo-Car Accident
WALNUT CREEK (August 12, 2018) – Two men were killed and two women were seriously injured after an alleged DUI crash off Highway 24 early Sunday morning, according to East Bay Times and NBC Bay Area.
The solo-car accident was reported at 4:01 a.m.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Ramya Ramey was driving a silver 2000 Honda Civic east on Highway 24 approaching the Interstate 680 interchange when she allegedly allowed the vehicle to swerve completely off the highway.
Car Crash Off Highway 24 Onto Boulevard Circle in Walnut Creek
The Honda then rolled over and crashed onto Boulevard Circle. The force of the collision caused major damage to the car.
CHP affirmed that two 18-year-old men riding as passengers in the Civic died at the scene. A fourth occupant, a 18-year-old Oakley woman, was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with major injuries.
The names of the deceased and wounded victim have not been yet released. Meanwhile, Ramey was also hospitalized with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The Antioch woman was placed under arrest for multiple counts of felony manslaughter for killing two of her passengers and multiple counts of felony DUI, causing major injuries to her other passengers.
We extend our prayers and sincerest thoughts to all the parties involved and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Ms. Ramya Ramey is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. DUI which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
The surviving families of the deceased men will then have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit while the young woman will be granted a right to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party.
Victims of DUI crashes are entitled to a compensation for the funeral cost, hospital bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto collision caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death and personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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