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Nine injured and one killed in California car accident

Holiday weekends often see a rise in incidences of drunk driving. People may be tempted to drive after drinking and celebrating with their friends, despite the fact that drinking and driving is never a good idea. Driving while under the influence of alcohol can lead to a serious car accident; when an accident occurs on a busy road, many cars may be involved.

Nine people were injured and one woman was killed in a car accident on a California highway. The accident was a pileup involving three cars and a party bus. There were 18 people on the bus at the time of the accident and many of them received injuries in the crash. The woman who died was married to the man who allegedly caused the accident. The man reportedly lost control of his car and ended up facing the wrong way on the highway. 

A CHP Officer reported that the man may face vehicular manslaughter and drunk driving charges. According to the officer, it has not yet been determined if the man was drunk at the time of the accident, although he did consume alcohol before the accident occurred.  The police are still piecing together the chain of events that brought all four vehicles into the accident.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a crime that endangers the lives of many people. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and your pain and suffering. A lawyer may be of assistance in this area. 

Source: KTUV.com, “Woman killed in Hwy pileup was wife of suspected DUI driver,” May 26, 2013

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