Fatal DUI Crash Reported in Rancho Cucamonga
An alcohol-impaired driver hit and killed a female bicyclist in Rancho Cucamonga last Saturday evening.
The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. on the Pacific Electric Trail at Archibald Avenue.
19-year-old Jessica Carrillo ran a red light and struck Debbie Morgan-Alam who was riding a bicycle.
The crash took place on June 25th and sadly resulted in the death of the cyclist.
Carrillo stayed at the scene and was fully cooperative with authorities.
It was soon discovered that she had a blood-alcohol content above 0.08 percent. She has been charged with suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI causing injury and DUI causing injury with a blood-alcohol content over .08%.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Debbie Morgan-Alam.
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.