Silverthorne Attorneys Can Help.

Talk to us about your injury now.

Silverthorne Attorneys is a personal injury law firm in Orange County whose top priority and singular focus is the people we represent. We work diligently to make sure that our clients are well taken care of and that their needs are not only met, but come first. Injured now? Do not hesitate to reach out to Silverthorne Attorneys for a free consultation.

feature image

What is the Impact of a Wrong-way DUI?

On March 6, an Orange County Superior Court Judge sentenced a 26-year-old Pomona man to prison for a fatal 2013 wrong-way wreck that occurred when he was driving drunk. After his November 2014 trial, a jury found him guilty of murder and DUI.

Now, the Orange County Register reports that the judge has ordered that the man spend 15 years-to-life behind bars. During the sentencing, the judge suggested that the convicted motorist work to educate others about the consequences of DUI.

car accident lawyer

Details of the Wrong-way Crash 

The man told authorities that he had consumed nine or more alcoholic beverages at a Newport Beach bar before he took a cab to his girlfriend’s house. He also admitted that he knew he was not in the proper condition to drive. From there, the convicted DUI motorist took two passengers along in a Honda Civic that proceeded northbound into the southbound lanes of the 241 freeway.

Alarmed motorists that avoided the wrong-way driver notified authorities. However, the driver of the Honda then proceeded eastbound in the westbound lanes of the 91 freeway where a Toyota Camry was hit head-on.

One Fatality, Two Injuries

A 53-year-old female passenger died in the crash. Two others were injured. Two years after the crash, the driver of the Camry still walks with a cane. At the sentencing hearing, he told the judge about the severe depression he experienced in the aftermath of the crash.

Under California state law, victims of negligent driving do have recourse in civil courts. Injured victims and survivors of deceased victims have the right to seek compensation for a variety of losses. Including, but not limited to medical expenses, pain, suffering, loss of companionship and lost wages. Driving under the influence is often considered negligent conduct.

Are you suffering from injuries due to an accident? Contact a car accident lawyer today!

When you or a loved one is a victim of the actions of a potentially negligent driver, you can speak to an Orange County car accident attorney. Such a consultation is complimentary. To learn more, please contact us.

Related Posts

2 Killed in Fiery Accident in Santa Ana

Should I Move my Vehicle After a Car Accident?

One Dead in Fullerton Car Crash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


Silverthorne Attorneys Is A Dynamic Team Devoted To Bringing Justice To Those Injured By The Reckless, Negligent, & Irresponsible Acts Of Others. Experienced In Auto Collisions, Dog Bites, Slip & Falls, Personal Injury and More! If You Or A Loved One Are Injured & Need Legal Assistance, Call Silverthorne Attorneys Today!
... See MoreSee Less


Have you ever wondered if it's too soon or too late to seek medical treatment after your car accident? Click on the link below for more information on how soon you should see a doctor after your accident.
If you are suffering from injuries due to the...

Were you injured in a car accident but your claim was denied by the insurance company? Click on the link below to find out what happens after your claim is denied. And to see if it is possible to recover damages from the insurance company. If you are...

Unsure of what to expect when you hire a car accident lawyer? Click the link below to read more about what you can expect from your accident lawyer at Silverthorne attorneys.
If you have been injured due to the negligent actions of another, contact...

Waiting until after the holiday's to hire an accident attorney can do more damage to your case than good. If you have been injured in an accident this holiday season and are unsure whether or not to hire an attorney, click the link below.
If you have...

Waiting until after the holiday's to hire an accident attorney can do more damage to your case than good. If you have been injured in an accident this holiday season and are...

Load More...