A woman has been arrested in connection with a wrong-way car crash that killed six people in California. The woman is a 21-year-old mother of one who was said to have been going about 100 miles per hour while traveling eastbound on the westbound lane of the highway when the crash occurred. The woman suffered from some serious injuries as well and was hospitalized following the crash.
The field sobriety test has an 88 percent success rate at identifying drivers who are under the influence of alcohol but only a 30 percent success rate for those who are under the influence of marijuana. The different effects of THC on the body when compared with alcohol and other types of drugs is the main culprit here, leaving police without the proper tools to identify those who are a potential safety hazard to others.
In our last post we discussed a fatal accident that occurred in California recently. The accident involved a child who was at an intersection and a driver of a private taxi. The family of the girl who died in the crash has decided to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver and the company he worked with, Uber, which connects passengers with commercial drivers via a smartphone application.
A California family is asking for damages for the wrongful death of their six-year-old daughter who was hit and killed by a commercial driver. The driver is an independent contractor for the smartphone app Uber, which helps people call a private car or taxi to pick them up. The family says that at the time of the crash the driver was using the Uber application to see if there were any requests for a ride in his area and that as a result the company should be held responsible for the crash.