Passenger of Jorge Martin Martinez Dies in DUI Crash on Interstate 5
Pacoima, CA (August 3, 2020) – On Saturday, the passenger of 25-year-old Jorge Martinez died in a DUI crash on Interstate 5.
The accident happened at 2:35 a.m., according to the authorities.
California Highway Patrol said Martinez was driving a 2012 GMC cargo van traveling south on the Golden State (5) Freeway to the westbound Hollywood (170) Freeway.
He was moving at an unidentified speed when he drifted off the road and crashed into the guardrail, within the “gore point” of the transition road.
Rescuers arrived at the scene and found the white van heavily damaged from colliding into a guardrail.
Paramedics rushed Martinez and his unidentified passenger to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center-Mission Hills. However, the passenger was pronounced dead.
Meanwhile, Martinez of Los Angeles, only sustained minor injuries.
Moreover, authorities said alcohol is a suspected factor in the crash.
Furthermore, the CHP’s Altadena office is asking anyone with details about the crash to call them at 626-296-8100.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with you in this time of pain.
What to Do in Case of Wrongful Death
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death.
It is crucial that the family of the victim becomes aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.
In a word, it is a claim brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence (i.e. drunk driving) or as a result of some intentional action.
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