22-year-old Antioch man killed in accident on Bay Bridge, DUI driver arrested

Posted: June 21, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 21, 2022) – A 22-year-old Antioch man was killed on the Bay Bridge by a DUI driver according to KTVU2 News.

The accident occurred Sunday morning around 3 a.m. when a 2007 Infinity M45, in which the 22-year-old was a rear passenger, slowed on the Bay Bridge, reportedly from possibly mechanical failure. The Infinity was rear-ended by a 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup truck.

California Highway Patrol officials say that the accident occurred on the west span of the Bay Bridge.

Four other passengers in the Infinity were injured, including a 21-year-old that suffered major injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The driver of the Infinity was a 22-year-old San Francisco woman who was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The driver of the Nissan was said to be a 36-year-old man who suffered some minor injuries as a result of the accident and was also taken to the hospital.

The Bay Bridge had all its westbound lanes closed after the crash, but were reopened by 5:20 a.m.

Liability In San Francisco 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 San Francisco DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the young Antioch man who was tragically killed in this accident. 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 Bakersfield? 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.

 

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