Tuesday, February 19, 2008

California DUI felony accident - 2 teenagers die

California DUI attorney news

The California DUI CHP is investigating a double fatal California DUI accident that claimed the lives of two teenagers and injured two more Saturday night.

California DUI Investigators said three factors-speed, alcohol and inexperience, combined to create a deadly situation.

Shortly before midnight Saturday an SUV with five teens inside veered out of control on a narrow country road near Kerman, killing Melina Sandoval,19, of Madera and Thomas Nazaroff,14, of Kerman.

The CHP said the car was speeding down Mckinley Avenue near Sycamore when the front passenger grabbed the steering wheel and jerked it to the right, causing the driver to lose control.

The SUV flipped several times, ejecting both Sandoval and Nazaroff, who were riding in the backseat, from the car. The driver and another passenger suffered minor and moderate injuries and were taken to community Regional Medical Center.

California DUI Investigators said none of the three teens in the backseat were wearing their seat belts at the time of the California DUI accident.

It was also determined that all five, including the driver, had been drinking.

Because of the circumstances surrounding the California DUI accident, the driver could be facing felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter charges.