A 24-year old woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after crashing her car into an occupied apartment in South LA. A family of 5 was in the apartment at the time of the collision.
The father and a 5-year-old boy were pinned underneath the car, and rescuers had to extricate them amid tons of debris and wreckage. Four of the five family members in the apartment at the time were injured and taken to the hospital. The 5-year-old boy later died of his injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital for injuries she received during the crash.
According to police, the woman told officers that she swerved to avoid another vehicle and lost control of the car. Police later determined that she was driving while intoxicated and arrested her. Investigators do not know whether a second vehicle played a role in the collision.
Los Angeles DUI Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested for DUI in LA, you need the assistance of an experienced DUI lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. He provides exceptional DUI counsel in drunk driving cases, and will work to ensure that your rights are respected throughout the criminal process.
The Court treats all DUI cases seriously, but cases involving accidents – especially those that cause injuries or death – can result in long prison terms. If you’ve been accused of causing an injury accident or a death as the result of a DUI in LA, don’t put your freedom at risk.
Your first move should be to hire an experienced DUI lawyer. Don’t attempt to defend yourself, and don’t assume that there’s nothing you can do to protect your rights and freedoms. Even as a defendant in a serious case, you still have rights!
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County DUI case.
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