When accompanied with an accident, DUI charges can become even more severe. This is especially the case if injury or death results from the DUI related accident. If death or injuries are involved, many DUI charges can be upgraded to felonies.
An accident between a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle has claimed the life of the motorcyclist in Irwindale, California.
The accident took place on the evening of Friday, February 5th at about 9:15 pm at the intersection of Longden and Myrtle Avenues.
The motorcyclist was aboard a 2009 Yamaha, heading north on Myrtle Avenue and the driver of the 2008 Chevy Malibu was making a left turn onto Longden. The two vehicles collided in the intersection. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The motorcyclist was badly injured in the accident and transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. Sadly, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. His name had not been released pending notification to his family. He was 29.
The driver of the Chevy Malibu was identified as 23-year-old Pamela Ramirez. Ramirez was treated for minor injuries and then was taken into custody after the accident under suspicion of driving under the influence. The official charge is gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence. She was taken to the Glendora Police Department’s jail facility.
She is being held in lieu of a $100,000 bond. She is scheduled to attend her first hearing on February 9, 2016 in West Covina Superior Court.
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