It is hard to imagine why anyone would get behind the wheel when intoxicated. People know from the time they begin driving that it’s illegal and could lead to serious injuries or deaths. Despite that, people still do it every day.
In some instances, that mistake leads to deaths and lasting repercussions. Take, for example, this case out of California. One person was killed as a result of suspected drunk driving.
A report from Aug. 5 discusses a driver who is accused of causing a crash that resulted in a truck rolling over and killing a passenger. The news reports that the Grass Valley man has been charged for drunk driving along with vehicular manslaughter after his 35-year-old passenger was killed in the crash.
The story reports that the 33-year-old man was driving a Toyota pickup truck when he allegedly made an unsafe right-hand turn at around 6:00 p.m. His vehicle went off the road and rolled several times before coming to a stop.
The California Highway Patrol was at the scene and reported that the driver had suffered moderate injuries and had to be flown to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center for care.
If you or a loved one is hurt because of a drunk driver, you have a right to seek out help. In many cases, you can seek compensation from the person who hurt or killed your loved one, so you can focus more on your family and personal recovery than on your medical bills or the financial impact of this loss. The right Sacramento truck accident attorney will help you seek the settlement you deserve.