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Drunk driver convicted of wrongful death of doctor.

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James E. Ballidis
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On January 22, 2010, a marine stationed at Camp Pendleton was convicted and sentenced for killing a new neuro-radiologist in an auto drunk driving accident. The victim was Dr. Michael Sein, well known to our office. He had, over the years, interpreted thousands of MRIs for injured victims. We were saddened by the loss of his life and the serious injury that his wife also suffered.
Lance Corporal Elijah Ferguson, 22 years old at the time, was convicted of felony drunk driving and driving under the influence. The accident had occurred on February 22nd of 2008. Dr. Sein and his wife were stopped on Jamboree Road at Macarthur Boulevard when Mr. Ferguson rear ended their car traveling at over 70 miles per hour. Speed limit at the location is 50. 
What is particularly frustrating is that Ferguson had just taken part in a special class at Camp Pendleton that discussed the dangers of drinking and driving. At the time of the accident, he was found to have a blood alcohol level above 0.8. 
The community continues to mourn the loss of Michael Sein, a gentle and kind man, and someone that we felt to be a friend to the firm. Mr. Ferguson's life has been forever altered as well because of drunk driving.
It is hoped by this story and post and the many others throughout the last year, that we stay vigilant to the need to eliminate this killer of so many people.

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1 Comments to "Drunk driver convicted of wrongful death of doctor."

I think the driver laws need to be even more strict wnen someone kills another. That way there would be a deterrent.
Posted by Jim on February 24, 2010 at 04:29 PM

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