Two women were killed alongside four others injured in a possible drunk driving accident on Interstate 10 just east of Indio. According to California Highway Patrol officers, the rollover accident that occured on Sunday night involved Steven Samuel Chavez, a 23 year old of West Covina, who hit a 2000 Dodge Pickup while driving at high speeds in a 2000 Toyota Sedan. Both vehicles spun out of control into the rollover accident. One of the passengers in the Dodge was ejected, suffering injuries with the other passengers. It has been suggested that the accident may have been a case of drunk driving. The driver, Chavez, was involved in a short pursuit with a CHP officer earlier, following a traffic violation that occured at 10:20 pm.
Drunk driving accidents are a serious concern on today’s roads. With car accidents being one of the leading causes of death in America, drunk driving accidents only adds to an already dreadful problem. If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, it is important that you speak with a lawyer and take proper legal action. To receive a free consultation, contact a car accident lawyer in Los Angeles as soon as possible.