According to CBS Sacramento, on July 19th a fatal car accident occurred on Plaza Parkway and Sisk Road in Modesto, California.
A family of 4 was turning left onto Sisk Road from Plaza Parkway when Kelley Ball ran a red light and collided with the vehicle carrying the family. The 12-year-old girl in the vehicle died at the scene and the 3 other family members were severely injured and hospitalized.
The suspected drunk driver, Kelley Ball, exited her vehicle after the crash and went into the nearby Walmart where she attempted to steal face masks and shoes.
Kelley Ball had prior convictions of DUIs. She was arrested on charges of homicide, intoxicated gross vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, vandalism, and felony DUI.
Drunk driving injury lawyer, Bobby Thompson, helps victims receive the financial compensation they deserve in California. Below, Bobby provides some knowledge on the legal options available to people who have been hit by drunk drivers in California:
There are various legal options available for victims injured in drunk driving accidents. In all 50 states, people injured by drunk drivers may file personal injury lawsuits against the driver. In addition, California and some other states have dram shop laws that allow for lawsuits against alcohol vendors and social hosts under certain conditions.
California dramshop laws state that someone who is injured by a drunk driver, or a family member of someone who was killed by a drunk driver can sue a vendor if they sell alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21.