20-year-old Joseph Castro died and two other suffered moderate to major injuries in a serious DUI car wreck that occurred on September 24, 2011, around 3:30 a.m. near Chino Airport. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, a Cadillac Catera with four occupants struck a dirt embankment near the intersection of Kimball and Hellman avenues in the Eastvale area.
A 19-year-old female passenger from Orange suffered critical injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. A third passenger, a 16-year-old female from Santa Ana, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital and released later. The driver of the car 22-year-old Victor Martinez was booked on suspicion of drunk driving.
From the available information, it is evident that the reckless driving and negligent actions of the car driver led to this serious crash. Driving under influence is a direct violation of California traffic laws. The deceased’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced Riverside DUI auto accident attorney who would educate them about their legal rights and help obtain compensation to cover funeral and burial costs, loss of anticipated earnings, loss of love, care and companionship, and other accident-related damages.
The injured victims can also file a personal injury claim against Martinez to obtain compensation to cover treatment, hospital and medical costs, loss of wages, loss of earning capacity, and other accident-related damages.
Our law office offers sincere condolences to all those who knew Castro for such a tragic loss. We also hope and pray that the injuries suffered by both the victims do not prove life-threatening.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County drunk driving car collisions and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in by a drunk driver. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a DUI car crash in Chino, please order your free copy of the California car accident book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.