Lancaster, CA (September 14, 2020) – An auto accident turned tragically fatal on a roadway in Lancaster this past Monday night when a woman and her unborn child were killed by a drunk driver. 

It was approximately 9:45 p.m. on the evening of Monday, September 7 when a LA County Sheriff’s deputy spotted a man driving erratically in his Dodge Pickup truck on Avenue K headed east at 12th Street West. The officer attempted to pull the man over but he refused, escalating the situation to a pursuit. 

The pursuit took both vehicles to Avenue J-8 toward 10th St West where the fleeing suspect ran a red light and caused a collision with a red Dodge Avenger that was properly crossing the intersection. The man then exited his vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot. 

The driver of the Avenger was only identified as a pregnant woman who was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. She sadly succumbed to her injuries shortly after arriving at the medical center and passed away, along with her unborn child. 

The crash is currently being investigated by local authorities. No further information is available at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time.

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California Auto Wrecks

Lancaster CA - Pregnant Woman Loses Life in Fatal DUI Crash on Ave KMore than 3,000 people per year lose their lives due to fatal California auto accidents. Unfortunately, most of these crashes are negligently caused and preventable. It is estimated that approximately 80% of auto accidents are caused by the following negligent driver behaviors: 

  • Intoxicated driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Defective parts
  • Unfamiliar surroundings
  • Fatigue

Although it is possible to make sure you are alert and aware while driving, a large percentage of drivers still do not consider the lives of the other drivers present on the road. Sadly, this mindlessness can lead to debilitating injuries, pain and suffering, and financial burdening for those who fall victim to negligent and distracted drivers and the accidents they often cause. 

When a loved one is lost in a negligently caused accident, it goes without saying that the surviving family is never the same, and nothing could ever replace them in their life. However, if you have recently lost someone you loved in an accident you believe was caused by negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your losses and incurred damages that you may have had to endure due to your loved one’s recent collision. Contact a California wrongful death attorney in the event that you are under the impression that you have lost a loved one due to another person’s carelessness. An attorney will be able to assist you in better understanding your existing legal rights as well as help you collect full and fair compensation for your injuries, losses, and other damages. 

The skilled and reputable California personal injury lawyers at Agnew Brusavich have been assisting injured accident victims and their family members for the past three decades, going on four. We have extensive experience in working with all kinds of accident cases, from car accidents to pedestrian and motorcycle crashes, from dog bites to wrongful death cases. We are here to provide you with the best and most effective legal representation available in California. Call our law firm today in order to speak with a skilled and compassionate California accident attorney concerning your own personal injury case. You do not have to pay for being injured by another person’s carelessness. Call our law firm today.

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Disclaimer: Our firm is providing this post for general information and to help the public avoid similar situations, but also prepare them should they find themselves a victim. We strive to honor those who have been victims of accidents in Southern California. Victims should seek assistance from legal or medical professionals and not view this post as any type of legal or medical advice. The photos depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.