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Sacramento, CA – One Dead, One Injured in DUI Crash on Sheldon Lake Drive

Sacramento, CA (August 12, 2022) – On Tuesday morning, August 9, an accident was reported in Sacramento that killed one and seriously injured another person.

Emergency personnel was called to the scene of an accident at 2:24 a.m. on Sheldon Lake Drive, south of Grant Line Road. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a Honda was speeding southbound on Sunrise Boulevard heading towards Grant Line Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle at a curve in the road. The vehicle went off the road at a high rate of speed into a drainage ditch, overturned several times before hitting another car on Sheldon Lake Drive, and ultimately crashed into a fence and came to a stop.

Two people involved in the accident suffered serious, life-threatening injuries and were transferred to Kaiser South Hospital. One person was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. They believe alcohol played a factor in the crash.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.

Our thoughts are with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal DUI Accidents in California

Accidents happen every day in California for many reasons and reckless and negligent driving is often at the top of the list as the main cause of accidents. Many people are seriously injured or tragically killed in DUI accidents each year. However, the law is clear; in California, it is illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, if the person is 21 years old or older, or 0.01% if the person is under 21 years old. Despite these strict laws and penalties associated with breaking the laws, California is struggling with an increasing amount of DUI accidents. When drivers are engaging in negligent and risky behaviors such as drinking and driving, the chance of a serious accident increases dramatically.

Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life, especially when their passing came unexpectedly and tragically. In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you are dealing with enormous amounts of shock, grief, anger, and sadness. The last thing you want to think about is legal and insurance matters. This is where contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.

If someone you love was killed in a DUI accident as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for damages, which may include medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost future income and benefits, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship. While no monetary value can replace your loved one’s life, filing a wrongful death suit can bring justice and closure and help ease the stress of any financial burdens caused by their death.

In the aftermath of losing a loved one, you shouldn’t have to deal with these stressful events alone and may be wondering where to turn for help. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle the legal issues and burdens for you.

If you have lost somebody you love in a DUI car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Sacramento wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

 Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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