Last Updated: 7/13/2020
A man was killed and a woman and child were injured after they were struck by a suspected drunk driver in Long Beach on Halloween morning. The suspected drunk driver was also only 20 years old.
According to Long Beach Police, the crash happened at around 9:55 p.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Country Club Drive and Los Cerritos Park Place. Responding officers said that the driver of a 2002 Toyota Sequoia was going southbound on Country Club Drive when he failed to make a turn and drove onto a sidewalk, striking the three family members who were walking along Los Cerritos Park Place.
Officers discovered a man, woman, and child laying on the ground at the scene. All were brought to a hospital, where the 30-year-old man passed away.
20-year-old Carlo Navarro was the Sequoia driver and was detained at the scene. He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. Navarro was jailed with bail set at $100,000.
Long Beach police have asked anyone with information related to this crash to call them at 562-570-7355.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of those killed in drunk driving crashes. Here are some thoughts from Bobby on the legal options available to victims and families involved in a drunk driving accident:
“Drunk driving crashes often result in devastating and sometimes fatal injuries. The victims of these crashes and the families of these victims often suffer from a variety of personal and financial difficulties while recovering from injuries suffered in the crash. Before the medical bills start adding up, they should be aware of their legal rights, including their right to financial compensation,” Mr. Thompson shares.
The Intersection of Country Club Dr & Los Cerritos Park Place in Long Beach, CA