Fullerton: Motorcyclist Robert Lavender III Killed in DUI Crash
Posted on Jun 25, 2014
At about 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, 2014, 29-year-old Robert Lavender III, of Carson, was killed in a DUI crash in Fullerton, reported the Los Angeles Times. Lavender’s Harley-Davidson collided with the right rear corner of a Nissan Sentra that was making a left turn at the intersection of West Walnut Avenue and South Lemon Street, which does not have a traffic light. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the Sentra suffered major trauma. The driver of the Sentra, 39-year-old Deanna Marie Soto, of Huntington Beach, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter. The crash is under investigation.
In 2011, the most recent year for which the California Office of Traffic Safety has published crash statistics, 760 people were killed or injured in crashes that occurred in Fullerton. Thirty-two of the victims were motorcyclists. The OTS ranked Fullerton 11th out of 55 cities with populations of between 100,001 and 250,000 for the number of motorcycle accidents that occurred there that year; 1st place is considered the worst.
Families who have lost loved ones to crashes caused by drunk drivers may file wrongful death claims in order to hold the drivers liable for their losses. To learn more about the wrongful death claims process, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Robert Lavender III. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the passenger who was injured.