ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA (July 5, 2022) – Two people were killed in Rowland Heights after fleeing from a police chase when the driver slammed into another vehicle according to KTLA 5.
The high-speed pursuit started in La Habra Friday night around 10:40 p.m. when police attempted to stop a driver suspected of driving under the influence. The vehicle appeared to slow to stop near Harbor Boulevard and Arbolita Drive in La Habra, but immediately took off at high speed.
Police continued pursuing the vehicle through La Habra toward Rowland Heights when the suspected drunk driver crashed into another vehicle on Fullerton Road and Aguiro Street.
The scene was described to be a fiery wreck with both vehicles involved in the crash being mangled as a result.
The driver of the vehicle that fled from the police was killed on the scene along with one passenger. The driver of the second vehicle involved in the crash sustained minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.
Police have not released the identities of the two decedents in the crash while La Habra Police and California Highway Patrol investigators work on the case.
Liability In Rowland Heights 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 Rowland Heights DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our well wishes to the person who was injured as a result of this Rowland Heights police chase. 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 Rowland Heights? 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 (844) 966-0965.