Kevin Atteberry, 57, accused of causing Palm Springs crash while driving under the influence
PALM SPRINGS, CA (August 1, 2022) – Kevin Atteberry, a 57-year-old man with a prior DUI conviction, was accused of causing a crash in Palm Springs while intoxicated that left one person dead, police said today.
The collision occurred at 9:07 p.m. Saturday, according to the Palm Springs Police Department.
Investigators said a vehicle, driven by Kevin Atteberry of Los Angeles, was traveling south on Sunrise Way when it rear-ended another vehicle stopped at the intersection of East Palm Canyon Drive.
The driver of the rear-ended vehicle died at the scene and a passenger in that vehicle was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, police said.
Atteberry was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
Authorities said the impact caused a chain crash with two other vehicles stopped in the intersection, though no other injuries were reported.
Police said that prior to the fatal crash, Atteberry was suspected of causing a hit-and-run crash in the intersection of Ramon Road and Sunrise Way.
Authorities said once released from the hospital, Atteberry will be arrested and booked on suspicion of murder due to his previous DUI conviction.
[via City News Service]
Liability In Palm Springs 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 A Palm Springs DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend deepest condolences to the person who passed, and our well wishes to the victim injured by Kevin Atteberry in this crash. 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.
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