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Los Angeles: Female Passenger Killed in DUI Accident on 10 Freeway

Posted on Oct 09, 2012

At about 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, a 20-year-old female passenger was killed in a DUI accident on the 10 Freeway in Los Angeles. While traveling in a 2007 Audi at a high rate of speed, 21-year-old Molly Kate Adams, of Santa Monica, crashed into the back of a semi truck and was then struck by a Scion. Firefighters had to extricate Adams and her female passenger from the wreckage. They were transported to an area hospital, where the passenger was declared dead. The drivers of the other vehicles involved were not seriously injured. Authorities arrested Adams on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. 


“Those who decide to take the wheel while intoxicated not only violate California traffic safety laws but also endanger the lives of others on the road,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. “In the event that a fatal accident occurs, the family may hold the negligent driver liable for their loss, while that state will seek criminal charges for the offenses committed.”


Throughout Los Angeles County, traffic crashes claimed the lives of or caused injury to 72,010 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident data. That year, alcohol was a factor in 6,511 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death. Nighttime crashes—those occurring between 9 p.m. and 2:59 a.m.—accounted for 6,760 of the fatal and injury accidents.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the female passenger who was killed in the collision on the 10 Freeway.


The Los Angeles Times originally reported this DUI accident.


Additional information on pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim is available to the public free of charge through our office.


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

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