Bakersfield DUI Crash Kills 3 People
Three people died as the result of a drunk driver, ID’d as Marcia Luqueleyson, on Friday morning in Bakersfield.
The deadly traffic accident took place on November 26th around 2:27 a.m. on Weedpatch Highway.
Per CHP, Luqueleyson was traveling southbound in a Jeep Grand Cherokee when she veered into the northbound lanes.
As a result, she collided head-on with a Toyota Corolla causing major damage to both vehicles.
Sadly, upon impact, Denise Melinda Rivera who was a passenger in the Toyota died at the scene.
The unidentified driver of the Toyota was also pronounced dead along with a second passenger.
Luqueleyson was extricated from her vehicle and transported to Kern Medical with major injuries. She was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Authorities shut down the highway for a period of time pending cleanup and investigation.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Denise Rivera.
Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes.
In addition, 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.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.