Stockton, CA (June 17, 2024) – One person died after an apparent rear-end or chain-reaction crash near French Camp on Sunday, June 16.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision was reported in the area of Bowman and Manthey Roads around noon. Police said the driver of a Nissan Ultima tried to pass a black Mazda 3 when they clipped the other driver’s bumper, causing a rollover collision. One victim, a 31-year-old man out of Stockton, was pronounced dead at the site. It’s not clear if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash yet, but troopers suspect DUI. It’s also unclear how many passengers or other victims were hurt. However, an investigation is still ongoing.

Our deepest condolences are with the deceased victim’s loved ones. Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal DUI Accidents in California

Stockton, CA - One Dead, Others Hurt in Chain-Reaction Crash at Bowman & Manthey RdsIntoxicated driving is a contributing factor in far too many deaths in the United States. In reality, at least thirty individuals lose their lives in these collisions every day, adding up to almost 11,000 preventable deaths each year from drunk driving-related incidents. When someone operates a motor vehicle while drunk or has slowed reaction times, everyone around is placed in danger.

Criminal charges are often brought against drunk drivers who are caught and arrested. Criminal procedures are set up as a deterrence to punish drunk drivers for their careless behavior and protect the public from further harm. Even if a drunk driver doesn’t result in an accident or injury, they may still face criminal charges for DUI.

Nevertheless, despite these deterrents, victims and their families experience these tragedies far too often. People who have been in drunk driving accidents are well aware of the havoc that can happen in these situations. Even worse, these occurrences often result in deaths and severe injuries. After an intoxicated driver causes an accident, you need the support of an experienced lawyer.

To learn more about the possible damages that might be awarded in your case, contact the Law Offices of J.G. Winter. We are sorry for the suffering that your loved one’s passing has caused you and your family to experience. We work hard to make the healing process as easy and stress-free as we can after a catastrophic accident. Reach out to our Stockton wrongful death attorneys at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation.

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