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Felony DUI charge filed after fiery accident kills student

The lives of California drivers who face charges related to drunk driving will typically be adversely affected. Even before the accused person has had the opportunity to defend him or herself against a DUI charge, the public may assume the driver's guilt. When another person is killed in such an accident, there will likely be felony charges with potentially even more severe consequences.

After a terrifying accident in which a Cal State Northridge student lost her life on Father's Day, a 21-year-old man is facing felony DUI charges. The accident reportedly occurred in the early morning hours near an intersection in Northridge. The Los Angeles Police Department says two cars collided before the student's car burst into flames. However, it is yet to be determined whether one of the drivers ignored a red traffic light as suspected by the police.

The student apparently died at the scene, and her passenger suffered injuries of unknown nature and severity. The accused DUI driver suffered a fractured leg and was transported to a hospital, along with his three passengers. One passenger was reported to have been in a critical condition upon admission.

No information was revealed related to the time or method of determining the sobriety of the accused driver. His blood alcohol level was also not reported. An experienced attorney who focuses on protecting the rights of anyone facing a DUI charge in California may be the assistance needed for guidance throughout the legal proceedings that will follow. After assessing the circumstances and examining the evidence, a lawyer can help plan a defense strategy appropriate to the case.

Source: NBC Los Angeles, "Cal State Northridge Student Killed in Fiery Crash", Asher Klein, Gadi Schwartz, June 22, 2015

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