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Long Beach, CA (August 19, 2019) – An intoxicated driver is currently being held responsible for causing a fatal motor vehicle accident on Sunday morning, August 18th, according to authorities. The crash occurred on the Pacific Coast Highway near Grand Avenue in Long Beach at approximately 2:40 a.m.
Police stated that the intoxicated driver of a 1999 Lincoln Town car lost control of the vehicle and spun into the opposite lane of the roadway. The vehicle subsequently crashed into a Cadillac being operated by an unidentified 49-year-old resident of Garden Grove.
Emergency medical responders arrived at the scene where they had to extricate the passenger in the Lincoln, identified only as a young woman from Bellflower. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she tragically succumbed to her injuries a short time later. The driver of the Lincoln, identified as Osvaldo Ramirez-Vazquez sustained only minor injuries.
He driver of the Cadillac was also extricated by firefighters and hospitalized with injuries. Ramirez-Vazquez was ultimately arrested for DUI, as well as, vehicular manslaughter. No further information was released.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the young woman who lost her life in this crash. We hope that the other victims will be able to make a complete recovery.
According to an Office Traffic Safety report, 2016 saw a dramatic increase in DUI related fatalities. Due to the reckless nature of intoxicated drivers, it is, unfortunately, not surprising that these types of car accidents in California generally result in utter devastation.
We understand that there is nothing as tragic as the sudden loss of a loved one, although it is important to realize that your rights as the bereaved family must be protected as soon as possible. When you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of someone else’s blatantly negligent or criminal behavior, it is essential to understand your rights.
Our accident attorneys at The May Firm will work with you to preserve those rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have lost a family member as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our skilled attorneys today.
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