According to NBC Los Angeles, on September 17th around 9:15 p.m., Carmelino Martinezordonez was driving near the 1100 block of Colony Drive in Pomona, California when he crashed into a home, killing someone inside.
Police claim that Martinezordonez was speeding down South Hamilton Boulevard when he lost control of his vehicle, crashing into the home.
The victim was stuck under the vehicle for about 20 minutes and died at the scene. There were two other people inside the home at the time of the accident, but they remained uninjured.
Martinezordonez was arrested for felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Hit by drunk driver attorney, Bobby Thompson, represents victims of drunk driving accidents and helps them receive the financial compensation they deserve. Below Bobby provides us with some of his knowledge on the legal options available to these victims:
In every state, victims injured by drunk drivers or family members of victims killed by drunk drivers are eligible for personal injury lawsuits against the driver. Additionally, in several states, dram shop laws exist which may allow victims to sue the alcohol vendor who served the driver prior to the crash.
California’s dram shop law states that an alcohol vendor or a social host may be held liable for drunk driving crash injuries if they provide alcohol to someone under the legal drinking age of 21 years old.