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Three dead in car accident involving drunk driver in California

Driving under the influence of alcohol has been the cause of many dangerous collisions over the years. When a person makes the decision to drive drunk, he or she endangers the lives of everyone on the road. A car accident under similar circumstances often ends in severe injuries for anyone involved and, in some cases, death. Three people have died after a recent accident in California.

According to police, a man was driving his truck eastbound at a high rate of speed. Another car was traveling north on a nearby road and, upon reaching an intersection, was run over by the truck after the driver failed to obey a stop sign. The collision caused the car to overturn and come to a rest upside down. The truck subsequently overturned in a drainage sump.

Police reported that both people in the car died at the scene. The truck was submerged in water, and the driver was also pronounced dead. According to police, alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. When a person chooses to combine alcohol and speed while driving, the possibility for a deadly accident to occur increases.

Losing a loved one in a serious car accident can be difficult to overcome. If a driver is found to be at fault in the accident, the family of the victim may seek restitution through a wrongful death claim. In the event that the negligent driver dies, a claim can be made against his or her estate. Since this can be complex, many people in California speak with an experienced attorney for assistance in navigating the process.

Source:, "3 People Dead in Car Crash That Resulted in 1 Car Submerged in Sump", March 4, 2017

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