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Alleged Los Angeles Drunk Driver Kills 3

Posted on May 29, 2012

Nationwide Memorial Day commemorates United States soldiers who give up their lives to protect and serve the country. Tradition has it that groups of volunteers meet at grave yards and adorn the grave sites of fallen soldiers with small U.S. flags and flowers. Recognized as a national holiday, most citizens are offered to take the day off and observe it giving them the opportunity to spend it together. It is no surprise that families and friends gather at public places for picnics, attend city sponsored events or use the three day weekend to visit each other. The sight of families packed in cars on congested roads is not an aberration, nor is the fact that while Memorial Day weekend brings families together, a drunk driver can break them apart.

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Sunday morning an alleged drunk driver broke someone’s family apart.

Drivers found roads closed along Mona Boulevard on 118, 119 and 120 Streets Sunday morning at about 7:00 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m. from a Cadillac SLS and Chevrolet Tahoe fatal rollover accident. Two body bags were transported to the coroner’s office, a woman was airlifted into a helicopter and a man was held in custody.

Earlier witnesses allegedly spotted a Cadillac SLS speeding southbound on Mona Boulevard; it was driven by a 32-year-old-man per California Highway Patrol. Upon approaching 119 Street it slammed into a Chevrolet Tahoe that was making a left turn northbound onto Mona. Pushing the SUV over onto its side, the SUV began to roll. The only person that remained inside after it rolled was a 3-year-old who was killed on impact.

The lifeless body of a dead eight-year-old girl and a 24-year-old woman in critical condition lay in the path of the SUV that trailed blood and car parts as well. The driver of the SLS was nowhere near the accident he had jettisoned from the scene.
A helicopter came to transport the woman to Lynwood’s St. Francis Medical Center. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The family of the victims is in emotional distress. They did not have someone whom to share Memorial Day weekend with.

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Police were able to catch the fleeing driver of the fleeing SLS. He was taken back to scene of the crash and transported to Harbor UCLA Medical Center in custody. He suffered major injuries in the crash. Awaiting his recovery, the driver faces multiple charges against the law for suspicion of hit-and-run, DUI, and possibly manslaughter.

The family of the two girls will have to contact a car accident lawyer in their area. Being under distress, they will have to deal with the financial aspect of the accident as well. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer can help them earn the compensation they deserve.

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