A 26 year old man was killed yesterday on Highway 71 in Riverside, California. The unknown male was standing outside of his Jeep vehicle on the side of the freeway when a 22 year old driver appears to have driven on the shoulder and struck the man who was standing outside of his stranded vehicle. CHP officers investigated the crash and determined that the 22 year old was under the influence of drugs and not safe to operate a motor vehicle. The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m. yesterday. The vehicle driven by the 22 year old was said to have rolled down the embankment after the impact and caused moderate injuries to the driver but the injuries were not life threatening.
CHP officers indicated that the driver was arrested for vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing death. The driver could face years in state prison.
When a driver is DUI and causes injuries to another person, he could be liable for
monetary damages for pain, suffering, medical bills and even punitive damages which are intended to punish a person for their bad conduct. If you have been injured in a DUI accident, you should talk to a lawyer who understands your rights. You may be entitled to money for your injuries.
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