19-Year-Old Fatally Struck by Drunk Driver in Irvine
An impaired driver caused fatal injuries to 19-year-old Boyue Huang last week in Irvine.
Huang was riding an electric scooter when he was struck by a Hyundai sedan at Barranca Parkway and Red Hill Avenue.
The incident took place on September 6th at 9:07 p.m. that Tuesday night.
Huang was rushed to the hospital with major injuries and sadly died 6 days later on September 12th.
It was discovered that the driver, Rhett Joseph Zerboni, 37, was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and is being held without bail.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Boyue Huang.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.