51-year-old Doug McKibben was killed in a drunk driving car crash that occurred on July 24‚ 2011‚ at Alessandro Boulevard and Graham Street in Moreno Valley. Riverside County police said McKibben was waiting for a red light at Graham in his a Ford Focus when he was rear ended by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Jessica Hinck.
McKibben was immediately transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center to receive medical treatment for the injuries suffered and was later pronounced dead. The female driver was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol. Investigating officers booked Hinck for vehicular manslaughter.
Hinck 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.” Under California law‚ it is illegal to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.
At this time‚ the victim’s family members should consult with an experienced Riverside County drunk driving accident attorney who would assure that Hinck is brought to justice and help the victim’s obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs‚ loss of love‚ care and companionship‚ and other accident-related expenses.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew and loved McKibben for such a tragic loss.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County DUI auto accidents and is the managing lawyer of theJurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in car crashes. If you or a loved one suffers from a serious car wreck injury‚ please contact our personal injury office at 888-233-5020.
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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