Santa Ana, CA – Passenger Killed in Collision With Drunk Driver
Santa Ana, CA (December 04, 2018) – The victim of a drunk driving collision that occurred on Sunday morning just before 2:30 at the intersection of Grand Avenue and McFadden Avenue has been identified as 39-year-old Jorge Davalos Carrillo of Garden Grove, California.
Carrillo was killed when an Acura TL, driven by 29-year-old Jesus Segura Herrera of Orange, California, crashed into the Scion in which Carrillo was riding while it was stopped at a red light. According to police reports, Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene. His family said that Carrillo himself had been out drinking for the night but had arranged a friend to act as a designated driver. Herrera is now facing charges of drunk driving and murder, and two allegations of causing grievous bodily injury. Upon testing, Herrera’s blood alcohol level was found to be .26%, well over the legal limit. He was reportedly heading north down Grand Avenue when he rear-ended the stopped Scion. According to witnesses, Herrera got into an argument with the driver of the Scion and then attempted to drive away from the scene of the accident, where he crashed into a light pole. The driver and another passenger in the Scion were both injured and transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. One of them reportedly suffered from a fractured spine.
The investigation into this accident is still ongoing at this time.
Wrongful Death in California
We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Jorge Davalos Carrillo. Our hearts and prayers are with you during this awful and tragic time in your lives. We also wish a full and speedy recovery to the other parties that were injured in this accident.
Families who must suffer through the tragedy of the death of a loved one are allowed to bring a wrongful death suit in California civil court. This is so that they may recover the economic and non-economic damages if the death was the result of unintentional negligence, such as a car accident, or if it was intentionally inflicted. The short, two-year statute of limitations makes it critical for families to file a wrongful death suit as soon as possible. While you try and handle the onslaught of emotions that a loved one’s unnecessary death is sure to bring about, an experienced personal injury attorney will be there to handle the details of your claim for you and help to make certain that your rights stay protected.
If you or someone that you care for are interested in bringing about a wrongful death suit in the state of California, look no further for your legal representation than the Los Angeles Injury Group. If you are interested in a free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys, please give us a call at 310-954-7248 and speak with someone today.