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Alleged DUI Crash the Cause of Multiple Injuries and 2 Deaths


According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a man’s recent death on November 28th lead to a triggering chain reaction of serious Interstate highway incidents.

About the Critical DUI Crash

21-year-old, Esteban Aguiler Jimenez, was arrested by California Highway Patrol after being caught driving at dangerously high speeds on Highway 101 in San Jose while under the assumption of being intoxicated.

The suspect’s inability to focus on the road while under the influence caused his Dodge Charger to viciously crash into the rear end of a Nissan Rogue while merging towards Interstate 280. Authorities have reported that two individuals have lost their lives and at least four others were injured in this horrific incident.

California Highway Patrol spokesman, Ross Lee, reported that the passenger in the back of the Nissan died on impact while the driver eventually died about an hour later at Regional Medical Center from sustaining life threatening injuries. Three passengers within Jimenez’s Charger suffered from minor to moderate injuries and were transported to Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Facts and Stats of the Drunk Driving Accident

  • The incident occurred around 4:10 a.m. in San Jose, California
  • The Nissan struck a guardrail after the powerful impact from the collision
  • Jimenez was arrested at the scene of the crime for manslaughter as well as suspected DUI
  • He is to be transferred to Santa Clara County Jail after receiving medical care
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared almost 30 people die every day in the United States from DUI vehicle accidents

Drunk Driving and DUI Statistics

  • In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
  • In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

Reach Out to an Experienced Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has experienced an injury due to a motor vehicle accident, do not hesitate to call Thomas J. Henry. With over two decades of experience involving injury and motor vehicle accident cases and extensive legal and financial resources, we can provide our clients with truly dynamic legal representation. Thomas J. Henry has a history of securing real results for clients whose lives are interrupted by car accidents.

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