According to California News Times, a car crash allegedly involving a drunk driver happen on Saturday, August 7, 2021, near the intersection of Herndon Avenue and Chestnut Avenue in Fresno, CA.
Police responded to a car accident just north of Herndon Avenue on Chestnut Avenue around 11 p.m. on Saturday night. Four victims were transported to the hospital for their injuries. One later died in the hospital due to the severity of his injuries. The police have identified the driver who had allegedly been drinking prior to driving the group and is 19 years of age.
The suspect has been arrested and faces charges of driving drunk and causing injuries and death while drunk. Police are still investigating the incident.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents drunk driving crash victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has provided some information on the legal rights of victims and families in the state of California:
"Drunk driving crash victims can directly file a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver in all states. Additionally, these victims may have other legal options depending on where the crash occurred. Dram shop laws exist in many states across the country. These laws may allow victims injured by drunk drivers to sue the alcohol vendor who sold the driver alcohol before the crash."
"California is one of the states with these third-party liability dram shop laws. California dram shop laws affirm that an alcohol vendor may be deemed responsible for any injuries or deaths caused by a purchaser if they sell alcohol to a minor under the legal drinking age of 21."