California highways can present even the safest of drivers with a myriad of potential accident hazards. One of the most frequent of these involves the potential of encountering an intoxicated motorist. Sadly, many car accidents in which one or more of the drivers were operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs end up causing severe and even fatal injuries to innocent victims. A recent incident in San Francisco has tragically claimed one woman’s life after she came into the vicinity of two motorists who were allegedly intoxicated.
Details of the unfortunate incident
The fatal car accident took place on Interstate 80 in the wee hours of a Sunday morning. The chain of events started when an SUV stopped in one of the interstate’s lanes for no reason. A blue Honda then crashed into the back of the SUV. The 25-year-old female driver of the blue Honda got out of her vehicle just before it was struck by a grey Honda.
This second collision also caused one of the vehicles involved to strike the 25-year-old woman, who was later transported to a hospital before sadly passing away. The driver of the gray Honda was also taken to a hospital after claiming he was hurt, and then he was subsequently placed under arrest for allegedly driving under the influence. Although the SUV driver escaped the incident without suffering any harm, law enforcement officials arrested him as well for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
Seeking monetary damages after a tragic car accident
Losing a loved one is possibly the most difficult experience anyone can face. This can especially be true in situations where the deceased was an innocent victim to another party’s reckless and negligent actions, including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Fortunately, there is help and support readily available to those surviving family members who are suffering through the aftermath of a fatal car accident. A successfully litigated wrongful death claim can bring relief by providing monetary damages to account for pain and suffering along with many end-of-life expenses.