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Alpine: Angela Cherene August and One Other Killed in Collision Involving Drunk Driver

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

At about 3 a.m. on Monday, June 11th, 25-year-old Angela Cherene August and a 59-year-old man were killed in a collision involving a drunk driver in Alpine. While traveling eastbound on Interstate 8, August lost control of her 2009 Toyota Yaris, causing the vehicle to rollover into the fast lane. After either crashing into her vehicle or stopping to assist August, the driver of a Chevy Silverado was standing on the road. An Audi A6 collided with them, inflicting both with fatal injuries. Authorities arrested the driver, 30-year-old Sunny Hall, on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. 


“Drivers who cause serious or fatal harm to others while violating traffic safety laws may be held liable by the victims or their families,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis.


Alcohol was a contributing factor to the one traffic fatality recorded in Alpine and 2 of the 67 injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of counties, giving those with poor records high rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Alpine received 1st place.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of Angela Cherene August and the man who was killed in the collision involving the drunk driver.

U-T San Diego originally reported this Alpine accident.


Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the injury and wrongful death claims process, are available to the public free of charge.


If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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