RIVERSIDE – A tragic solo-vehicle accident in Riverside killed a 20-year-old passenger and seriously injured the 18-year-old driver. According pe.com, the driver of a 1995 Isuzu Rodeo was traveling at a high rate of speed on Arlington Avenue west of Fairhaven Drive when he lost control on a curve in the roadway causing the vehicle to rollover several times at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday.
The driver, whose identity was not released, was seriously injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. The driver’s passenger, Jonathan Cuevas of Riverside, was reported to have died in the accident. Preliminary investigation shows the driver was under the influence at the time of the incident. However, a full investigation is underway to determine the official cause. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Ken Madsen at (951)826-9723.
Riverside Drunk Driving Accident Liability
If police officials conclude this devastating June 9th accident was due to underage drinking, the driver and the person who supplied the alcohol can be held liable for the death of the victim. Therefore, after an tragic situation like this one, the family of the victim would be well-advised to seek the counsel of a Riverside drunk driving accident lawyer. Speaking to an experienced attorney who has handled numerous DUI accidents can help the family determine the best course of action in protecting their legal rights and recovering the maximum compensation they are entitled to in a wrongful death claim for funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings, loss of love, care, affection, and companionship.