TULARE, CALIFORNIA (April 9, 2017) – A woman was killed in a DUI related accident on Sunday afternoon, according to a local news source. (map)
Around 12:35 pm, officers responded to reports of what appeared to be an inebriated teenager stumbling to his car in the 1400 block of Hillman Street. Officers did not locate the car and teenager on Hillman, but officers spotted his car on Oaks Street and Pleasant Avenue. The 18 year old refused to pull over, and sped up instead, running through a red light at the intersection of North J Street and West Prosperity Avenue, colliding with a 2003 Nissan Altima carrying four people.
A 50 year old woman inside the Altima was rushed to a hospital with major injuries, and she died a short time later at the hospital. Three other people inside the Altima were hospitalized as well in unknown condition. The 18 year old continued driving and was stopped a short time later, arrested, and identified as Jace Daniel Freitas. The accident remains under investigation.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all family members and friends affected by this tragic accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved.”
We at Lexton Law Firm extend our sincerest sympathies to the family of the victim in this tragic accident. We are so sorry for your loss. While we do handle personal injury cases, we write these blogs as an informative measure, to alert families that they may have a wrongful death claim. Choosing an attorney is a personal decision, and one we respect entirely. We would like the opportunity to help you through this difficult time. With decades of experience in the field of accidents, we are prepared to handle everything for you so that you do not have to worry about anything during this time of mourning. Gathering police and coroner’s reports, talking with insurance companies, and filing claims on your behalf are just some of the duties we would like to take off your shoulders. If you are interested, please call us today at (877) 541-2111. We are here to help you.