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Modesto, CA – A retired sergeant is charged after a crash leaves a Modesto woman brain dead

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Modesto, CA (January 27, 2022) – On Friday, a retired law enforcement officer, who was suspected of driving drunk, struck a Modesto woman’s car, causing her death. 

The California Highway Patrol arrested 63-year-old Theodore Young, a retired Pleasanton police sergeant, on suspicion of murder and driving under the influence on Saturday.  Rebekah Gall, 27, was declared brain dead by doctors just days after she was struck head-on Jan. 18 near Chicken Ranch Road in Jamestown. 

On Tuesday night, officers arrested Young on suspicion of felony DUI. He was released on bail.  In an effort to protect the community, the District Attorney’s Office worked with CHP officers, who re-arrested Young. Young has faced DUI charges before. In 2017, he was convicted of one.

Wrongful Death Accidents in California

Over 1,000 vehicle accidents were attributed to drunk driving in California in 2018. Thirty percent of these accidents were fatal. More than 10,000 Americans die each year as a result of drunk driving. Those who are injured in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers are often much worse off than those who suffer injuries in regular accidents. Intoxicated individuals are often more reckless than sober individuals.

On top of the mental and physical suffering that victims must endure, they are often faced with mounting medical bills and are forced to take time off from work as a result. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a negligent or reckless driver, you should speak to a car accident lawyer in California immediately. Most times, victims are entitled to compensation to ease the financial burdens they will face going forward.

Modesto Car Accident Lawyers

If they sign, the victim cannot continue to pursue the monetary compensation they need for medical care, lost income, and any other costs arising from their injuries. An attorney for motorcycle accidents in Modesto should be contacted as soon as possible. Following an accident, you may have options to help you move forward.

After being injured in an accident, our Modesto personal wrongful death at Torem & Associates know how to collect maximum compensation for our clients. The legal guidance we provide to accident victims ensures that they are in the best position possible to cover the costs of medical care and various other financial obligations following their accidents.

Our team conducts a thorough investigation into every case for our clients to ensure no detail is overlooked. With our help, victims can build solid claims that ensure they are in the best position possible to prove their case and receive the justice they deserve. Our wrongful death attorneys in California can help you if you call (888) 500-5000.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the Inland Empire.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in the Inland Empire and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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