While there may be many individuals who consider it vital to take a defensive approach to driving, some might not always show the same enthusiasm for safety. Those who exhibit reckless behaviors such as drunk driving may exhibit a reckless disregard for the safety of others, and it might not always be easy to spot such hazards in time to escape the path of danger. One person has been arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired during a recent car accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old man in California.
Reports indicate that the head-on collision occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on a recent Sunday. Authorities say it began when the driver of a southbound car suddenly veered across the median and crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic. The car reportedly proceeded to crash head-on with a second vehicle and the impact forced the second vehicle to veer off the road and down a nearby embankment.
After arriving at the scene, emergency responders began transporting the driver of the second vehicle to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, he passed on while still in route to the facility. Authorities say that an investigation into the crash is underway, and they advised that the driver who caused the incident was taken into custody on suspicion of driving while under the influence.
When the unthinkable occurs
No family should have to endure the loss of a loved one in a car accident due to the reckless behavior of an impaired driver. Individuals in California who face similar challenges and have questions about their available options for legal recourse could choose to speak with a personal injury attorney for advice in evaluating their situations. An attorney can help a client understand all his or her available options and assist in preparing to seek the compensation entitled through the proper outlets.