Anaheim, CA (October 24, 2023) Shivam Patel, 25, a Yorba Linda resident, was arrested on Friday, October 20th, following a collision in Anaheim, according to the Anaheim Police Department. Officers said Patel was driving a Lamborghini at high speeds while under the influence and was arrested following a rollover crash that killed the passenger in his car.
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The crash happened around 6:30 p.m. when Shivam Patel was driving down Santa Ana Canyon Road, just east of Lakeview Avenue, and lost control of his Lamborghini. Reports indicated that the Lamborghini rolled several times before it came to a stop not far from the 91 Freeway. Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Jon McClintock said the passenger in the car, described only as a man in his 40s, was thrown from the vehicle during the crash.
Medical personnel arrived at the scene and found that the passenger had died in the collision. Authorities pronounced the passenger dead at the scene and a coroner was called. Patel sustained only minor injuries in the rollover collision and was taken to a local hospital to receive treatment. He was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, as well, McClintock said. A two truck was called to removed the wrecked Lamborghini from the accident site.
Liability In Anaheim 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 An Anaheim DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the passenger killed in this collision 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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