Antioch accident on State Route 4 leaves one dead, four injured
ANTIOCH, CA (May 11, 2022) – A single vehicle accident on State Route 4 in the Antioch area injured four passengers and left another dead.
There were five total passengers in a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser when the accident occurred. The 42-year-old female driver veered the vehicle to the right and off of SR 24, causing the car to flip over and crash. The driver was said to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Two of the passengers were children who suffered serious injuries, and another passenger was described as a 19-year-old man with minor trauma coming away from the accident.
Unfortunately, the remaining occupant, a 21-year-old man, died in the hospital as a result of his injuries sustained in the accident.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, but was released to a hospital for treatment of injuries.
The name of the decedent has been withheld pending notification of family.
Liability In Antioch DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Antioch DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim who died in this case. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Antioch? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.