Drunk driving continues to be a big problem in California. Driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous things a person can do. Every year, thousands of people are killed in motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk drivers. Those who drive drunk not only endanger themselves, but also the lives of all those around them.
Recently, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident caused by an alleged drunk driver in Sacramento. The accident happened at night along Interstate 5 near the Highway 50 connector. According to the California Highway Patrol, the driver of a northbound sedan collided with a motorcycle, causing the motorcyclist to be thrown off of his bike.
Reports said the motorcyclist was thrown into the next lane after the collision and was struck by an oncoming car. Tragically, authorities said the motorcyclist died from his injuries. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the sedan admitted to using his cellphone at the time of the crash. Officers arrested the sedan driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Despite law enforcement efforts and countless public awareness campaigns, people still choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated and endanger the lives of others. Families in California who suffer the loss of a dear family member in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of another party can seek legal recourse by contacting an experienced litigator. A lawsuit, if successful, could result in substantial monetary relief to help families pay end-of-life expenses and help them recover from this tragedy.