Negligent driving is one of the most common causes for accidents, but the majority of the crashes caused are not severe enough to injure those involved. However, if an accident is serious enough to fatally injure one victim, it can leave the other individuals with serious emotional injuries along with their physical ones. These emotional injuries can often inhibit the victim’s ability to recuperate, and prolong their time of injury. One man in California is now facing his sentencing for causing a motor vehicle accident that killed one person.
The original accident took place on June 7 at around 10 p.m. when the driver crossed the center line and struck the other vehicle. Police stated that the driver’s blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit after the accident. The driver was already on probation for two misdemeanors when he caused the accident, and was prohibited from drinking alcohol.