1 death, 1 arrest stem from alleged DUI crash

A woman lost her life in a California car accident after the car she was riding in struck a guardrail. The accident also led to an injury and arrest due to alleged drinking and driving. The fatal accident took place during the early morning hours on a recent Sunday. 

How the motor vehicle crash happened

The California car collision took place at about 2:05 a.m. According to authorities, a woman, 35, was riding in a car going west on Interstate 10. A man, 27, was driving the vehicle. 

Police reported that the man unsafely made a right turn near an exit and struck a guardrail, which caused the woman to be thrown from the automobile. The woman passed away at the accident scene. The male driver survived the accident but was transported to a medical center due to complaining about pain following the wreck. Authorities then arrested the man for reportedly drinking and driving at the time of the accident. 

Legal recourse available following the accident 

The surviving loved ones of the female passenger who passed away in the California crash may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the arrested man. If the man is convicted on his charge of drinking and driving, the woman’s family members may present proof of the conviction in a related civil court proceeding to establish liability in the accident. Monetary damages from a successfully fought claim may help the woman’s loved ones cover her funeral costs and the loss of support for her surviving dependents.