One Killed in DUI Carlsbad Accident
Two vehicles collided in Carlsbad on Wednesday morning, one of which was an Uber vehicle.
Per CHP, the fatal collision took place at about 2:40 a.m. in the La Costa neighborhood on March 23rd.
Upon impact, both vehicles flipped, one person was ejected and two occupants of the Uber became trapped inside.
Sadly, the person who was ejected died at the scene.
First responders also had to use jaws of life to rescue those trapped.
Additionally, it was discovered that one of the involved drivers was driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
They were arrested on suspicion of DUI.
An active investigation is underway.
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.