Man Killed, Woman and Child Injured in Collision with Suspected Drunk Driver in Long Beach
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.
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Legal Options For Drunk Driving Crash Victims & Their Families in California
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers and the families of those killed in drunk driving crashes. Here are some thoughts from Brian on the legal options available to these victims and families:
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. These victims and families should be aware of their legal rights, including their right to financial compensation.
Each state has its own laws regarding liability for drunk driving crashes, but in all 50 states, drunk driving crash victims and their families can file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits against the driver who caused the crash. However, some states also have dram shop laws, which allow alcohol vendors to also be held liable in certain situations.
California has dram shop laws, but they are more restrictive than other states. That being said, there are some situations where alcohol vendors and social hosts can be held liable for providing alcohol to someone who injured others in a drunk driving crash.
According to California’s dram shop and social host liability laws, alcohol vendors can be held liable if they served alcohol to someone who was under 21 years of age and that person caused a crash with injuries. Additionally, any adult who provides alcohol to someone under 21 years of age at their residence can be held liable if that minor injures or kills others in a drunk driving crash.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed after being hit by a drunk driver, you can learn more about your legal rights by speaking with one of our experienced drunk driving crash victims lawyers in a free consultation.
The Intersection of Country Club Dr & Los Cerritos Park Place in Long Beach, CA
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