Manslaughter Charges Filed in Laguna Woods Auto Accident
The Orange County Register published an article recently that reported a Ladera Ranch man is facing serious criminal charges for causing a Laguna Woods auto accident that claimed the life of a San Clemente man. The man is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated for his involvement in a high-speed auto accident on the Route 73 toll road. According to police investigating the fatal Laguna Woods auto accident, the man was driving southbound on Route 73 in excess of 100 miles per hour when he struck a Nissan sport utility vehicle from behind just north of Laguna Canyon Road.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office issued a press release that said the impact caused the SUV to spin out of control and roll over, ejecting the driven by the 52-year-old San Clemente man from his vehicle. The man died from his injuries at the scene of the accident shortly after the accident occurred.The California Highway Patrol said that the drunk driver showed signs of intoxication shortly after the accident and failed to perform field sobriety tests as requested. He was arrested and booked into the Orange County jail. If convicted, the driver faces the possibility of a maximum sentence of ten years in a state prison.
People who drive while under the influence, operate their vehicles at unsafe and excessive speeds and in other negligent ways, put everyone else on or near the road at risk. California leads the nation in people killed by drunk drivers, and Laguna Woods auto accident attorney Samer Habbas helps people injured by negligent drivers. From his Southern California law offices, this Laguna Woods auto accident lawyer offers free consultations and gives each client and their case the individual attention they deserve.