60-year-old neurophysiologist Robin Vaughan was struck and killed by a drunk driver on Interstate 15 (I-15) in Escondido on July 28 around 12:35 p.m. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), 34-year-old Brian Joseph Webb was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 when he entered northbound I-15 the wrong way from the Del Lago offramp and struck Vaughan head-on.
Vaughan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. We offer our deepest condolences to Vaughan’s family and many friends for such a tragic loss.
Webb was later arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence with a prior conviction, hit-and-run resulting in death, driving under the influence causing bodily injury, and driving with a suspended license.
According to the CHP’s 2009 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 27 fatalities and 748 injuries involving alcohol-related crashes in San Diego.
It is indeed an unfortunate thing that due to the neglectful and inebriated driver, one person lost his life. Webb will most likely be found to have violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a), which states that “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.”
Once the driver is detained, Vaughan’s family members can file a wrongful death claim to obtain compensation to cover medical and funeral expenses, loss of love and companionship, and other accident- related damages.
The deceased’s family members need to immediately seek the guidance of an experienced San Diego drunk driving victim lawyer to assure that the at-fault party is brought to justice.
If you or someone you love has been killed or injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver, get the representation you need against the at-fault party. Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (888) 233-5020 for a free consultation.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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