At about 1:37 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, two teenagers from Milpitas were killed in a suspected DUI crash in San Jose. While traveling northbound on Interstate 880 at a high rate of speed, the 2010 silver Chevrolet Cobalt the teens were in veered from the road near the Gish Road exit, went down an embankment, and crashed into a ditch, the impact ejecting a 19-year-old passenger. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Emergency responders transported the 19-year-old driver to an area hospital, where he succumbed to the trauma he suffered. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“When a family loses a loved one in a crash, they may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party in order to hold him or her liable for their loss,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
San Jose accounted for 30 of the 63 fatalities and 4,270 of the 7,926 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in collisions that occurred in Santa Clara County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 28 of the fatal and 660 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two teenagers killed in the suspected DUI crash.
MercuryNews.com originally reported this San Jose accident.
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