Teens Identified in Fatal DUI Collision
Two teens were killed as the result of a rear-end collision on December 18th in Chatsworth.
According to authorities, the fatal accident occurred on Lassen Street near Oakdale due to an impaired driver.
A 20-year-old woman reportedly rear-ended the vehicle occupied by Arjit, 14, and Akshata Chettupalli, 16.
Unfortunately, the two teens died at the scene of the crash.
Authorities also arrested the 20-year-old woman on suspicion of DUI.
The accident remains under investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arjit and Akshata Chettupalli.
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 also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.