Irvine, CA (July 18, 2022) – Around 8:05 p.m. on Sunday night, July 17, two people were killed in a fatal DUI accident in Irvine.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the accident took place at the intersection of Spring Valley and Meadow Valley. When officials arrived at the scene, they discovered a Mini Cooper that was engulfed in flames and a Volkswagen Golf that had immense damage to its front end. It is believed that the driver of the Volkswagen was traveling at high speeds in the area when it slammed into the Mini Cooper from behind. The Mini Cooper ran into a parked vehicle as a result, bursting into flames.
Paramedics and several other local responders, including Irvine fire crews, were dispatched to the scene to help those in need. Two people inside the Mini Cooper, as well as their dog, were tragically pronounced dead at the scene due to traumatic injuries caused by the accident. The driver of the Golf was also hospitalized but is expected to recover.
Police said that the driver of the Golf was under the influence of drugs, as well as speeding at the time of the crash. The 20-year-old driver has since been arrested on several charges.
No further details have been released but the investigation continues. Police will update with more information as it is available.
We offer our condolences to the family and friends of the victims whose lives were lost in this accident.
Car accidents happen every day in California, some of which are minor and others that are incredibly catastrophic and life-altering in nature. Though many of these accidents lead to severe injuries, others take the lives of those involved. This is especially prevalent in DUI accidents, which are capable of causing immense harm when they occur. Between the years 2003 and 2012, it was reported that approximately 10,327 people were killed in fatal California car accidents involving DUI drivers. If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
It is never easy to lose somebody close to you in a fatal car accident. However, this is the reality that many families face each year within the state of California. As you and your family are grieving the loss of a loved one in a fatal accident, you may wonder how you are going to keep up with the many bills that pile up against you. Dealing with a wrongful death claim can be incredibly stressful. Because of this, you should speak with a dedicated Irvine wrongful death attorney who has handled these claims in the past.
At Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer, our attorneys are here if you have lost someone you love in a fatal accident in California. We have handled many claims like these in the past and will stand by your side when you need us the most. Our attorneys will help you determine if you are eligible for some of the following damages after sustaining the loss of a loved one:
Please contact a wrongful death attorney in Irvine at (888) 539-3154 to find out how we can help you in your time of need.
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