Woman Struck and Killed in DUI Crash on 210 Freeway
San Bernardino, CA (July 30, 2020) – On Tuesday, a Highland woman, who has yet to be identified, died in a DUI crash on the 210 Freeway. Later, police arrested Martin Santos in connection to the incident.
California Highway Patrol said the crash happened at about 11:53 PM on July 28. The victim was standing outside her parked Toyota Camry on the westbound 210 in the gore point of the Waterman Avenue.
At the same time, a 52-year-old Martin Santos, from Ontario, drove a Lexus SUV on the slow lane. He swerved to the right and struck the Camry and the woman.
CHP Officer Ivan Sandoval said a second crash happened when a Kia Sedona struck the woman and the Lexus.
Authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene.
Moreover, police arrested Mr. Santos on suspicion of murder and DUI.
We at Sweet Lawyers express our sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. Our thoughts are with you in this time of pain.
The Aftermath of Fatal Crash
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 know 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. reckless driving) or as a result of some intentional action.
Come to us at Sweet Lawyers for legal assistance. We pride ourselves on attorneys that have more than 40 years of expertise in the legal field. We will take care of your case, while you tend to your grieving family. Call us at (800) 674 7852. Also, you may send us an e-mail or a text message. You may also chatwith our live agents.