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Serious auto accident in California leaves 1 dead, 1 arrested

People rely on transportation everyday to get where they are going with barely a second thought about danger. News of a serious auto accident can bring that reality very close by revealing the possible deadly consequences of drunk driving. A recent incident in California highlighting this issue has left one dead and put one other person in custody. 

A deadly crash closed three lanes of the 405 Freeway on the morning of Saturday, April 29. One of the cars involved had burst into flames following the 3:30 a.m. crash. A driver of one of the cars was taken into custody, and another person was pronounced dead at the scene. 

California Highway Patrol reported that the driver was taken in under suspicion of driving under the influence. What immediately preceded the accident remains unclear. Also unclear was whether the victim remained inside the vehicle or was ejected. The crash, which happened near the LAX airport, closed all northbound lanes of the freeway until approximately 8 a.m.

Drivers trust their lives to the notion that other drivers follow traffic laws, but not every driver holds themselves accountable to the rules of safety. While California drivers like to think they are perfectly safe on the 405, a serious auto accident can change lives forever within moments. The surviving family of the fatal victim of a serious auto accident may wish to seek damages for the impacts of drunk driving. In that case, the family would require the assistance of a lawyer in filing a wrongful death civil claim against the driver believed responsible.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Suspected DUI Driver in Custody After Deadly Crash on NB 405 Freeway Near LAX", Jessica Rice and Oleevia Woo, April 29, 2017

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