Female Passenger Dies in Placerville Accident
A teenage girl passenger was killed in a solo-vehicle crash on Monday as the result of an impaired driver.
The incident occurred in Placerville on April 11th just after 5 p.m. on Omo Ranch Road.
News reports revealed that the intoxicated driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis lost control and went off the roadway.
As a result, the vehicle plunged down the pond, trapping the teenage girl inside.
First responders had to extricate the girl from the vehicle and rush her to UC Davis Medical Center.
Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries and died shortly after.
The driver was also a teenager and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
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 you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.