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Drunk driving suspected in fatal accident

Everyone subjects themselves to a certain degree of danger each time they get in a vehicle. In fact, most Long Beach, California residents may agree that driving in urban areas presents more threats than others. That is not to say, however, that motorists must willingly accept the idea of being subject to others’ negligent or reckless driving. In the event that a serious or fatal accident occurs and is found to have been preventable, victims and their families may have the right to hold those responsible accountable for their actions. One young woman suspected of causing a multi-vehicle, multi-fatality accident could face serious accusations along with wrongful death claims in the future.

The young woman suspected of causing the fatal incident was being treated at a Los Angeles county hospital for serious injuries she sustained in the accident. Law enforcement officers were appointed to monitor the 20-year-old suspect in the hospital, since she was charged with felony counts of manslaughter and drunk driving for allegedly causing a crash that resulted in six deaths and injuries to another motorist.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours on a recent Sunday in Los Angeles. According to law enforcement, the suspect drove her vehicle the wrong way on a westbound freeway and struck a vehicle, which was then hit by another car. There were no details concerning which individuals were in each vehicle involved in the accident, but it was confirmed that six people died.

Two female victims reportedly succumbed to their injuries after being transported to the hospital, and two others died after being ejected from their cars. Two other females that had been passengers in the suspect’s car also reportedly died at the scene of the accident. Only one of the victims survived with moderate injuries.

Source: USA Today, “6 die when driver goes wrong way on Calif. freeway,” John Bacon, Feb. 10, 2014

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