Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 17, a 37-year-old passenger was killed in a DUI crash in Carmel Valley Village. While traveling westbound on Carmel Valley Road, 34-year-old Kristophor Timmons lost control of his pickup truck while rounding a curve and left the road, the vehicle tumbling down a ravine and landing on its roof. The passenger was declared dead at the scene. Timmons suffered major trauma and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter.
“When a passenger is killed in a collision, his or her family may hold the at-fault driver liable for their loss through the wrongful death claims process,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis.
Motor vehicle collisions claimed the lives of 30 people and injured another 1,807 in Monterey County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Passengers accounted for 11 of the fatalities and 621 of the injuries suffered in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the passenger who was killed in the DUI crash.
TheCalifornian.com originally reported this Carmel Valley Village accident.
Additional information on the injury and the wrongful death claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
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