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DUI Car Crash Leaves One Dead


Posted on Aug 23, 2010

Shortly after 11:00 p.m. on Sunday night, the 24-year-old driver of a Toyota sedan used the right shoulder of the freeway in an attempt to pass a semi-truck tractor. Speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol, the man lost control of the vehicle, swerving off of the freeway, down an embankment, and into a palm tree. The DUI car crash left one of his passengers, a 23-year-old Diamond Bar woman, dead and the other, a 22-year-old Anaheim woman, injured. CHP arrested the man for felony drunk driving, reported the Orange County Register.

As Labor Day approaches, Southern California drivers should report instances of drunk driving by calling 911. Indications of drunk driving include weaving across lanes, swerving, wide turns, driving at erratic speeds, delayed response to traffic signals, and following to closely.  

To speak with an Orange County accident attorney about your rights and options after an accident or to read about measures the state of California is taking to combat drunk driving, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

We at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of accident victim mentioned in this article. They will be in our thoughts and prayers. 

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