A woman and her unborn child died after being killed in an accident involving a suspected DUI who was being chased by sheriff’s deputies crashed into her vehicle. The suspected DUI driver then ran off and is still being pursued by law enforcement. The suspect was spotted driving erratically around 9:45 P.M. on Monday eastbound on Avenue K at 12th Street West, according to Lt. Clinton Skaggs of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station. The deputy tried to apprehend the driver but the driver did not stop which then led to a pursuit.
The suspect’s pickup truck failed to stop at a red light in the intersection of 10th Street West and collided with the woman’s car. The driver fled the crash scene.
The woman was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital. She and her unborn child ultimately succumbed to their injuries.
Deputies are still following up on information found in the pickup truck in an effort to track down the suspect.
Motor vehicle accidents are sadly one of the top reasons for unintentional injury fatalities in California. Reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that in 2017, a total of 3,304 vehicular accidents were fatal in California. In 2018, 48 out of 100,000 individuals succumb to their injuries in California alone. These incidents were a mix of drunk driving, distracted driving, and driver over-fatigue.
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Attorneys can provide valuable information that will guide the grieving family during this distressing time. It is their duty to assert their client’s rights while ensuring that the liable party will be held accountable for their negligence.
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