A 13-year-old boy was killed in Riverside DUI collision while walking to school on November 12, 2014. According to police reports, the fatal accident which involved a driver who was under influence of prescription drugs occurred at Streeter Avenue.
The 13-year old boy who was identified as Giovanni Valle died while receiving treatments at a local hospital. The driver was arrested on suspicion of driving while under influence at the scene of the accident. The investigations are still undergoing.
Violation of laws.
Based on police preliminary investigations, it appears that the driver was under influence of drugs at the time of the accident. The investigation also shows that the driver ran a red light and struck Valle who was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk.
The law clearly states that nobody should operate the motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, which includes the over-counter or prescriptions drugs.
File a wrongful death lawsuit with the accident attorney.
In such a case where wrongdoing and negligence is involved, the family of the deceased can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver seeking compensation for;
Medical and funeral costs- the family can file wrongful death lawsuit against the driver seeking compensation for medical and funeral costs.
Lost future income- the family can also be compensated for the lost future income.
Pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
In other news, a 73-year-old man was seriously injured in a bicycle accident on November 15th, 2014 in Laguna Woods. According to the police in Orange County, the man who could not be identified immediately was riding to his office when the accident occurred. The man was transported to a nearby hospital in a critical condition.
The cause was accident remains unclear but police claim that the man was injured by a vehicle which flew from the scene of the accident. A man driving Honda Civic 2006 called the police before taking the cyclist to the nearby hospital.
Based on police reports, it is still unclear as to why and how the accident occurred. Although it is purported that the cyclist was either over speeding or drunk, it remains unclear whether the man was riding in a bike lane, was it a rear end accident, did the inattentiveness or distraction cause accident, or the dangerous roadway condition caused or contributed to the accident.
Bicycle accidents statistics.
According to Orange County Sherrif’s Department, 11 people were injured in 2014 as a result of bicycle accidents in Orange County.
Faulty and liability.
If the car driver is determined to have been at fault, he will be held liable for the cyclist’s injuries, losses, and damages. If a dangerous road condition contributed or caused the accident, the government agency or city agencies responsible for maintaining roadways in the area can also be held responsible. Victims are advised to seek accident attorney who will be involved in the investigations, protects their rights and interests and also ensure they get fair compensation.
It is very important to file a lawsuit as soon as possible to ensure the evidence and witnesses are not interfered with. If you are filing a lawsuit against a government agency, you must do so within 180 days of the incident.