Manuel Correia Arrested in Fatal DUI Collision
83-year-old Manuel Correia was arrested following a DUI crash in Tulare Sunday night.
Authorities reported that the accident occurred just before 9 p.m. on March 13th.
Police said the accident took place on Blackstone Street and MLK Boulevard.
Correia was reportedly impaired at the time when he collided with two teens in the roadway.
Sadly, a 17-year-old Porterville girl died at a hospital as a result.
The other teenage girl involved was left in critical condition.
Correia was booked into the Tulare County Jail on DUI charges.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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.