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Crash Kills Six, Possible DUI

Gwydion WilliamsIt was just another ordinary day for Joel Cortez.  He was on the 60, heading in to work while listening to some of his favorite tunes.  That was until he saw the red Corvette come out of nowhere.  He valiantly tried to avoid the accident, but to no avail.

His passenger airbag deployed as his car hit the median.  Nothing registered to him for a few moments, because the situation itself was so far out of boundaries of recognition. There were wheels, metal, and blood everywhere.  Cortez knew that others would hear about this accident, and would want to know whether he was okay.  His first call was to his children, telling them that he was a bit shaken, but he was fine.  He was one of the lucky ones.

According to officials, the person responsible for the accident was driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on the 60.  The accident killed 6 people.  She’d been convicted of DUI 4 years ago, and now it seems it will happen again.

She struck a red Ford Explorer, and that Explorer hit the vehicle Cortez was in.  It was like pinballs crashing into one another during the multiball.   Everyone who was in the Explorer, an entire family, died.  There were tears everywhere as the survivors all gathered and memorialized their loss.

Drunk driving is a serious offense in the state of California.  Serious consequences can happen as a result of drunk driving accidents. However, everyone has the right to an attorney no matter how dire the situation may seem. Prosecutors must prove that the driver was drunk before a DUI charge will stick. If you have been involved in a serious accident and you’re facing DUI charges, you need legal defense. Call our law offices today for a free consultation.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.