San Francisco, CA – Deadly DUI Crash on Hwy 101
San Francisco, CA (October 03, 2019) – Several people, one of whom was a cab driver, died, in a car accident on Highway 101 on Thursday morning, October 3rd.
Local police have identified the cab driver as Berkant Ahmed, 42, of San Carlos.
A preliminary investigation showed that Ahmed was driving a Ford Escape taxi with two passengers on Highway 101 northbound. As the Ford neared the area of Candlestick Point, just past Paul Avenue, a vehicle from the southbound lanes swerved into their lane.
The Ford and the wrong-way vehicle collided head-on. The incident occurred sometime around 12:30 a.m.
According to a local news source, Ahmed died as a result of the accident.
Officers closed down the northbound lanes of the 101 to allow accident investigators to examine the scene.
Police have intimated that the wrong-way driver is suspected of being under the influence at the time of the collision.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Car Accidents in San Francisco
The U.S. Department of Transportation has published data which asserts that roughly 2.5 million drivers and passengers throughout the United States sustain injuries of one kind or another stemming from their involvement in a car accident. The aftereffect of these injuries for about 36,000 of those car accident victims is death.
The really upsetting thing about all of this is that a considerable chunk of these vehicle collisions that have led to so much injury and so much death could have been avoided entirely seeing as how they were the direct result of negligence on the part of the driver.
If you or someone you love has been injured as the result of a car accident in which you were not the negligent driver, then California law allows for you to receive financial compensation for any damages that the other driver’s carelessness has cost you.
The car accident attorneys at the Los Angeles Injury Group have spent decades assisting victims of California car accidents in recovering the financial losses that they have endured and are entitled to collect according to the law. If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to have a free consultation with a qualified car accident attorney regarding your case, then please give us a call at (310) 954-7248 as soon as possible.