Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, Jennifer Dagher killed in DUI accident in Los Angeles

Posted: May 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 25, 2022) – Three Ventura County women – Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher – were tragically killed in a crash by a suspected DUI driver.

The crash occurred on Highway 118 in Granada Hills on the night of May 14, according to VC Star.

The official cause of death in the two-vehicle collision is yet to be revealed pending further investigation. The women’s names were recently released after their identities were confirmed by family.

Police responded to multiple calls on the night of May 14 around 11:55 p.m. reporting an accident that occurred on Highway 118 near the 405 freeway. The women were in a 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 sedan when it was struck by a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 convertible. The sedan the women were in burst into flames as a result of the accident.

Witnesses say that the women were stopped in the right lane of the road when the accident happened. All three unfortunately died at the scene.

The man driving the other vehicle has been identified as Karen Gharibyan, 63, of Glendale. He was taken to Providence Holy Cross Hospital for treatment of his injuries and has since been arrested for suspicion of DUI and murder.

Liability In Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher. 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 Los Angeles? 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.


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