David Cohen arrested for DUI after killing wife, injuring three children in Porter Ranch
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 10, 2022) – David Cohen, 31, has been arrested after an accident for suspicion of DUI and potential manslaughter charges after killing his wife, Zeomara Cohen, and injuring his three children.
The family were on their way home from a graduation party Thursday around 11:40 p.m. when David Cohen lost control of a Lexus sedan and crashed into the embankment on the westbound side of the 118 freeway. The family were trapped inside the vehicle as a fuel line was severed and the car erupted into flames.
Four off-duty LAPD officers happened to witness the accident and were able to help and call for emergency response.
They braved the flames and rescued three children and their father. Despite the heroic effort of the officers, officials said the 31-year-old mother died at the scene.
Around the scene of the accident, three other vehicles collided with each other where two out of eight people involved were seriously injured.
We will update this story with more information as it becomes available.
Liability In Porter Ranch 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 Porter Ranch DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Zeomara Cohen, especially her three young children. 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 Porter Ranch? 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) 888-9285.