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Tulare, CA – Tulare man killed by suspected drunk driver, police say

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TULARE, California (January 3, 2021)According to Tulare Police, a man was struck and killed while crossing a street by a suspected DUI driver on Sunday night.

A vehicle struck a man crossing the street near Bardsley Street and Spruce Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Police are unsure whether the man was in a crosswalk at the time. Police say the victim suffered major injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Officers spoke with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 41-year-old Danny Correa, and say he showed signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Correa was reportedly evaluated by officers at the scene and found to be possibly intoxicated.

Correa was arrested following the crash and booked into the Tulare County Jail on charges of driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter.

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If a person dies due to the wrongful act of another party, the law gives the family a way to hold that party responsible for their loved one’s death. Unfortunately, the law cannot undo the pain and suffering a family will endure following the death of their loved one.  As a consequence, the only remedy the judicial system can offer is a monetary judgment against the responsible party. A loved one cannot be replaced by money, but it can help to meet the family’s needs and expenses. Additionally, it can assist children in getting the financial support they need as they grow up without a parent.

In 2018, California reported more than 1,000 drunken driving accidents. Of these accidents, about 30% involved a fatality. Every year, more than 10,000 people in the United States die as a result of drunk driving. People who are injured in car accidents caused by drunk drivers are often much worse off than those who suffer injuries in regular accidents. Drunk drivers are usually more reckless than sober drivers.

Aside from the physical and mental suffering that injured victims endure, they are often forced to pay mounting medical bills and miss work as well. Car accident victims in California should contact an accident lawyer as soon as possible if they have been injured in an accident caused by negligent or reckless drivers. The majority of victims are entitled to compensation to help ease the financial burden they will inevitably face in the future.

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Torem & Associates is one of the best personal injury law firms in California that helps injured clients sue negligent parties for compensation for damages. We place a high priority on providing quality legal education and case management at our firm. We understand the difficulty of dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident.

Physical and psychological damage may result from car accidents. Anyone who has been injured by the negligent or erratic behavior of another motorist can obtain a free legal consultation. If you or a family member have been injured or killed by a reckless or negligent driver, contact our law firm right away. Our law firm’s team of experts provides immediate assistance in case of an emergency, so you can count on us.. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at 1-800-378-6736.

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 Fresno.  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 Fresno 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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