Glenn A. Grimm, 59, was killed in a Lancaster car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver.
According to a CBS news report, the fatal motorcycle accident occurred the afternoon of April 19, 2015 at the intersection of East Avenue K and 90th Street East.
Police say the 2007 Nissan Frontier truck driven by 57-year-old Javier Gomez-Pena, was traveling north on 90th Street East when it
rear-ended a 2005 Harley-Davidson, which was stopped at a stop sign at the Avenue K intersection.
California Highway Patrol officials say Grimm was thrown from the bike on to the dirt shoulder. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Gomez-Pena was later arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. The investigation is ongoing.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family members and friends of Glenn A. Grimm for their tragic and heartbreaking loss. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
There were six fatalities and 43 injuries involving DUI collisions in Lancaster in 2012, according to California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS).
In Los Angeles County as a whole, 213 people died and 4,261 were injured in collisions caused by impaired drivers. Also, countywide, 116 deaths and 3,233 injuries were attributed to motorcycle accidents during that same year.
Laws & Liability Issues
According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a), motorists are prohibited from operating under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
A driver whose act of driving under the influence results in the death of another will likely face vehicular manslaughter charges under California Penal Code section 191.5 (a).
In such cases, in addition to facing criminal penalties, impaired drivers can also be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses caused.
As Los Angeles personal injury attorneys who represent the rights of DUI victims and their families, we see first-hand the devastation and grief in the aftermath of these heartbreaking incidents.
Our law firm supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), which does such a great job of increasing awareness and educating the general public about the dangers of impaired driving.
We are also committed to protecting the rights of those who have been injured or have lost their loved ones to a negligent driver. Drunk driving does not happen by accident. It is a conscious choice.
We urge everyone to make the right choice. If you have been drinking, please don’t drive.