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Distracted Driver Charged with Vehicular Manslaughter in Pedestrian Accident

By Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro  May. 7, 2014 3:10p

A Stockton teen has been arrested on charges of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter after her vehicle struck a group of pedestrians. M.A., 19 years old, is accused of causing the death a 14-year-old male and the injury of three other teens. M.A. was reportedly traveling west on Yosemite Road near the intersection with Comconex Road late at night when the tragic accident happened. At about 1:15am she apparently came up on the group of teens who were walking along the right-hand side of the road. She looked away from the road for a moment to try to locate her cell phone and didn't notice that her car, a late model sedan, had started to drift toward the right shoulder. Her car went into the group of teens, hitting all four. She remained at the scene and emergency services soon arrived. All four teens, ages 14 through 16 including three boys and a girl, were rushed to area hospitals. The 14-year-old boy had suffered severe injuries and died at the hospital. The exact condition of the other three teens was not given. M.A. was not injured in the incident and was arrested by officers who reported that neither drugs nor alcohol are suspected of being a factor. She was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bond. Did you lose a family member in a pedestrian accident caused by another's negligence? A personal injury attorney may be able to help you get the justice you deserve.

Distracted driving due to the use of a GPS device, cell phone or other hand-held device has become an increasing and deadly problem over the last several years. A driver who takes his or her eyes off the road for even a few seconds could cause tragedy in the lives of others. That driver should be held liable for the financial and physical damages caused.

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If you or a loved one were hurt in a pedestrian accident then you may be eligible to receive compensation for all medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of earning potential, pain, suffering and more. A personal injury lawyer with us at the Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro may be able to help you with your legal needs in this difficult time. We understand the physical and emotional stress you and your family may be under after a serious injury accident or after the loss of a family member. Contact our firm today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn more about how we may be able to help.

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