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Los Banos, CA – The CHP reports 2 dead after a DUI driver strikes a power pole

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LOS BANOS, CA – According to California Highway Patrol officers, two people died in a fiery crash near Los Banos after an alleged DUI driver crashed into a power pole Wednesday afternoon. 

A police report states that around 4:30 p.m., Jesus Garcia lost control of his car near Cypress Road and hit a power pole, which broke and blocked the northbound lane of Highway 33. 

The vehicle came to rest in a ditch, where it caught fire. Despite being able to exit the vehicle, Garcia’s two unidentified passengers were not able to leave because the vehicle became fully engulfed in flames. 

Both passengers died at the scene, according to investigators. In addition to DUI, Garcia was also charged with gross vehicular manslaughter.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Los Banos

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.

Los Banos Car Accident Lawyers 

Torem & Associates is a personal injury law firm that helps victims file lawsuits against negligent parties and obtain compensation. We offer our clients the best case management and comprehensive legal education.

Torem & Associates understands how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. In a car accident, you can suffer both physical and psychological injuries. A free consultation is available to you if you have been injured by an irresponsible or negligent driver. We are here to help if you have been hurt. Contact one of our Los Banos wrongful death attorneys 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 the Los Banos.  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 Los Banos 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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