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California Drunk Driver at Fault for Car Crash Claiming 2 Lives

Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

When one hears about a single-car crash, he or she may think it is not very serious. However, just as the damage caused in multiple-vehicle accidents can vary, the same is true for single-vehicle crashes. While in some instances those involved in a car crash may be able to easily get up and walk away, others may not be as lucky. A couple of students in California were sadly unable to get up and walk away from a collision.

Just after midnight one Sunday morning, a single-car accident occurred and resulted in the immediate death of a 20-year-old passenger. A few days following the crash, the second passenger, a 19-year-old, passed away from serious injuries that had left him in critical condition. Though the 19-year-old's life was taken suddenly and he still should have had so much life ahead of him, his organs will be donated to possibly save the lives of other people.

The accident is said to be the fault of the 18-year-old driver who allegedly was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested after being extricated from the automobile, but was then transported to the hospital so his injuries could be treated. He is believed to be in critical condition. He will be taken into custody following his release from the hospital.

Being involved in a car crash, whether with a single vehicle or several, causes damage to the automobile and often to people. The results of an accident can be utterly devastating, as the families of these young California men know all too well. If the driver if found guilty, the families of the two deceased young men have the right to file claims for wrongful death to help cover medical and end-of-life expenses.

Source: Enterprise-Record, Second Chico State student dies after alleged drunken driving accident, No author, Jan. 28, 2014