DUI Collision Leaves 33-Year-Old Man Dead
A man by the name of Russell Bennet died as the result of a DUI crash on Monday night in Turlock.
The fatal collision occurred at 11:10 p.m. on December 20th, on Monte Vista Avenue at Carpenter Road.
CHP reported that Bennet was traveling eastbound in a Chevrolet before failing to stop at a red light.
As a result, a southbound Nissan struck Bennett’s vehicle.
Upon impact, the Chevrolet rolled over multiple times, causing both occupants to be ejected.
Bennett was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and sadly died at the scene.
His passenger, Danielle Harder, suffered major injuries and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
In addition, Victor Flores Barrera, the driver of the Nissan, sustained only minor injuries. He also received treatment at a nearby hospital.
Alcohol and/or drugs were considered to be factors in the crash. An active investigation is underway.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Russell Bennett.
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.