Woman Killed, 26, in La Puente Collision
Two vehicles collided on Sunday morning because of a drunk driver on November 7th.
As a result of the collision, 26-year-old Stephanie Hernandez died at the scene of the accident.
The fatal crash occurred around 12:21 a.m. at the intersection of Orange Street and Temple Avenue.
Reports stated that 36-year-old Jose Serrano ran a red light at the intersection, thus causing him to crash into the woman’s vehicle.
In addition, Serrano was transported to the hospital prior to being booked on suspicion of DUI.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.