April 09, 2023

Pacific Palisades, CA – One Killed, Two Injured by Drunk Driver on PCH

Pacific Palisades, CA - One Killed, Two Injured by Drunk Driver on PCH

Pacific Palisades, CA (April 9, 2023) – Police in Pacific Palisades arrested a man for drunk driving following a deadly crash early Saturday morning. The accident took place around 12:45 a.m. on the Pacific Coast Highway near Sunset Boulevard.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the suspect was traveling southbound on the Pacific Coast Highway when he crashed into three parked cars. Two of the cars were pushed off the road and into rocks along the Pacific Ocean. Three people who were sitting on the rocks at the time were hit by the parked cars. A 32-year-old woman died at the accident scene, while a second 32-year-old woman was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. A 17-year-old boy was also transported with moderate injuries. The 32-year-old woman and the 17-year-old boy were listed in stable condition at the hospital. No one involved in the accident has been identified.

Following an investigation, police arrested the driver of the vehicle and charged him with driving under the influence. The crash remains under investigation at this time.

There is no further information available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and condolences to those who were affected by this fatal crash in Pacific Palisades.

DUI Crashes in California

Driving a vehicle under the influence is one of the most careless and dangerous actions that a motorist can take. DUI crashes contribute to thousands of injuries and deaths each year. In a recent year, there were 1,069 reported fatalities due to DUI accidents in California. This number was more than 10% of all DUI fatalities nationwide. Impaired driving crashes account for about 30% of all deadly traffic accidents in California every year. An impaired driver is more likely than other drivers to cause accidents that have catastrophic consequences. Driving under the influence sharply reduces a driver’s reaction time and their ability to perceive the roadway and various hazards around them.

If you or a loved one have been affected by an impaired driving crash in California, it is important to seek the services of an experienced attorney right away. DUI crashes can be very complicated and require the assistance of a trained professional to determine how the accident occurred. Having an attorney with experience handling these complicated cases is necessary in order to ensure that your matter is handled correctly and that you receive the compensation that you deserve.

At Madison Law Group, our attorneys are standing by to help you. When you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you need a dedicated lawyer who can get the compensation that you need to secure your future. Our attorneys utilize our vast experience handling serious crash cases in order to help our clients prevail.

We are here to speak with you at any time. Our firm always offers a free consultation and case evaluation for all potential and prospective clients. If you need an aggressive attorney with strong legal expertise, you can count on us. To speak with a Pacific Palisades car accident lawyer, please give us a call at (310) 201-7676.