Freeways can be a dangerous place to have car trouble or to get into an accident. That seems to have been what happened to a Los Angeles woman involved in a three-car fender bender and was then struck by a suspected DUI driver.
Patch.com reports that the Los Angeles Police Department released a statement identifying a woman who was struck and killed by a driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol on Monday. The 47-year-old woman was a resident of Los Angeles.
Investigators say that at approximately 4:46 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the 101 Freeway near the Pilgrimage Bridge, the woman pulled over to check her car for damage immediately following a three-vehicle collision. As she was inspecting her car, 22-year-old Adrian Castaramos, a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer driver, struck her, killing her instantly.
Castroamos suffered minor injuries in the collision.
California Highway Patrol Officers responded to the crash. The woman was declared dead at the scene of the crash.
Officers conducted field sobriety tests and determined that Castroamos had been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the fatal crash. CHP officers placed Castaramos under arrest.
The accident is still currently under investigation.
The attorneys and staff of our firm would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the woman who so tragically lost her life.