Man Pleads Not Guilty In Freeway Pileup That Killed 3
Anybody who has traveled the roadways of California is well aware of the many accidents that take place on a daily basis. While most accidents are nothing more than minor fender benders, some result in serious injury or even death.
A man accused of causing a freeway pileup that killed three people has pled not guilty to felony charges, including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
After hearing the details regarding the case from a prosecutor, the judge set bail at $2 million for the 25-year-old man. He was arrested following the accident, at a hospital where he was being treated for injuries.
According to reports, the man, along with five friends, were drinking at a friend’s house before heading to a local bar. Despite being told by a server that they should not drive, the group left and headed for another establishment.
The crash occurred at approximately 11:15 p.m. on the Interstate 805 north ramp heading toward Route 52. The man’s car left the road, went up an embankment, and rolled over several times. From there, it hit a pillar and rolled back into traffic, where it was hit by another car. California Highway Patrol noted that two other vehicles were also crashed into as a result of the accident.
Four of the five people in the car were ejected, with two of them being killed.
A car accident like this can impact many people profoundly, including those who were involved as well as their families. With the assistance of a personal injury attorney, some of the victims may be able to receive compensation as a result of the accident.
Source: U-T San Diego, “Man pleads not guilty in triple-fatal crash” Dana Littlefield, Jan. 15, 2014