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Woman Dead in San Jose DUI Crash

A vehicular crash was reported on Sunday, January 10th in San Jose. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. on El Rancho Drive. A 2013 Volkswagen Golf was traveling above the speed limits when the vehicle struck an electric pole and a tree. Later, it was overturned and stopped in the middle of El Rancho Drive. The passenger of the vehicle, an unnamed 28-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, a 30-year-old man named Jesse Lemol Vong, was arrested for driving under the influence during the crash.

Can You File A Claim Against A DUI Driver?

Just like any other car accident case, filing a claim against a DUI driver is viable. However, since DUIs tend to be processed in criminal courts as well, you may think that it’s enough to wait for the justice process to ensure that the at-fault driver will be behind bars. Though such a thought is not wrong, you should also know that you can take action as well. It is possible to process a civil court claim as well in DUI cases. Thus, if you plan to pursue a claim against the at-fault driver, it is within your rights to do so. Call us today at (800) 310-160 to get a free consultation, available 24/7 on your car accident case.

Source: CBS San Francisco

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