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Driver impairment a possible factor in fatal Willowbook car crash

While passengers place their trust in a driver when they agree to be driven in another’s vehicle, that trust is usually based upon their relationship with the driver and their confidence in his or her good judgment. Should a car accident occur, that good judgment may quickly come into question. While this often places accident victims in the awkward position of having to hold their friends or family members accountable, the need for compensation may force their hand. The decision to seek such accountability may be made that much easier should it be learned that the driver’s poor judgment may have been what caused the accident in the first place.

A young woman is dead following just such an accident in Willowbrook. She was reportedly traveling with three others when the accident occurred. Authorities say that the accident involved multiple vehicles and that some of the victims had been ejected during the crash while others were trapped inside the mangled vehicles. The three other occupants in the vehicle with the deceased also suffered major injuries. While an investigation into the cause of the crash is still ongoing, reports claim that the driver of the vehicle carrying the deceased is expected to face DUI charges.

The emotional and financial void left by a car accident victim can be enormous. That pain and suffering is no doubt increased with the knowledge that his or her death may have been due to the negligence of another in whom the victim had placed a great deal of trust. Choosing to pursue legal action in such a situation is obviously a difficult decision. A personal injury attorney may be able to provide good, unbiased advice on how to proceed with such a case. 

Source: KTLA “1 Dead in Willowbrook Car Crash; DUI Suspected” Tracy Bloom, Mar. 6, 2014

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