A suspected drunk driver crashed his car into a parked vehicle and utility pole killing himself and injuring  passengers and one pedestrian in downtown LA. 33-year-old Ricardo Avila-Tamayo of El Monte was traveling northbound down Santa Fe Avenue in a Ford Explorer at approximately 2:30 a.m. when he collided with a parked car and hit a pole at the intersection of Olympic Boulevard. Avila-Tamayo was pronounced dead at the scene while his front seat passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition. A second passenger, who was seated at the rear of the SUV, also suffered severe injuries.

A female pedestrian was injured in the crash as well, but the extent of her injuries are not known. Witnesses reported that the SUV was speeding and friends of the SUV passengers indicated that the driver may have been drinking.

The driver who created the chaos died, but far too often, it is the other way around and innocent victims are killed or injured due to someone else’s decision to break the law. When this occurs, victims and.or their families can pursue a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. If a drunk driver or reckless motorist is responsible for your loved one’s injuries or death, Call our sponsoring law firm today at  (888) 853-6696  for an insightful case evaluation and see what you can do to bring the guilty to justice.