Most people understand that they face risks when they get behind the wheel of their vehicle, Particularly from impaired drivers. However, there are times when careless and negligent drivers cause harm to those in and around the roadway who are not in vehicles. Today, the Ventura County car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of J. Jeffery Herman want to discuss a recent crash it highlights how dangerous impaired drivers can be.
This Was A Tragic Dui Crash
A recent vehicle crash in Simi Valley claimed the life of one woman and injured two others. The crash occurred on December 10, 2019, at around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of Morley Street and Sycamore Drive.
Video evidence from the scene paints a horrific picture. It seems that a woman was driving her Nissan 350Z at a high rate of speed when she lost control and crashed the car into a home. Video shows the car flipped onto its roof on the front lawn of the house. One wall of the home was damaged. The driver of the vehicle was trapped inside but was declared dead at the scene. Two others, including one woman who was ejected from the vehicle, were transported to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.
“We are very fortunate that no one inside the residence was injured,” said a police spokesman. Inspectors checked the home’s structural integrity.
Police are investigating this incident and are working to determine whether the driver was impaired or not at the time of the crash.
These Incidents Are Not Uncommon
We do not know whether or not the driver in this incident was impaired by alcohol or any other substances. What we do know is those vehicle accidents happen regularly. During the latest reporting gear in the state, the California Office of Traffic Safety Says that more than 273,000 people were injured in car accidents and that nearly 4,000 people lost their lives.
In California, more than 30% of all vehicle accident fatalities involve impaired driving incidents. The story we mentioned above shows that the dangers are not relegated to just the roadways. Victims of car accidents and their families often sustain serious injuries and major expenses.
We Can Help You In The Aftermath Of A Crash
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of J. Jeffery Herman, our skilled and experienced team will get to work on your behalf. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:
- Coverage for all medical expenses related to the incident
- Coverage of lost wages if you cannot work
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent party