On Tuesday June 23rd, 2008 a man was sentenced 17 years in prison after crashing his car into another car, and killing a 13 year boy. It happened last summer. The crash took place in Bakersfield, south of Sacramento, California. Gordon Tutton was intoxicated when he ran through a stop sign, and hit a car crossing the street. This resulted in the 13 year old’s death and seriously injured mother. After a two week trial the jury found the defendant guilty for vehicular manslaughter.
According to MADD:
“Over 1.46 million drivers were arrested in 2006 for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. This is an arrest rate of 1 for every 139 licensed drivers in the United States.”
“In 2006, an estimated 17,602 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes—an average of one every 30 minutes. These deaths constitute 41 percent of the 42,642 total traffic fatalities. Of these, an estimated 13,470 involved a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 39 minutes.”
Attorney Moseley Collins has helped many people injured by drunk drivers. He was the founding President of the Santa Clara County chapter of MADD.
If you or a loved has been injured or killed by a drunk driver you have a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. It is vital that you find an experienced attorney to fight for your rights as a victim. So many times people incur huge bills after an accident like this.
Moseley Collins is a Sacramento personal injury attorney, specializing in major injury cases, including people injured or killed by drunk drivers. There is absolutely NO FEE to discuss your case and there is absolutely no fee unless we win and get you the money you are entitled to. We are on your side and know what to do to get you compensation and justice.
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Sacramento, CA 95814
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