On Monday, September 7th, 2020, an expectant mother was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver in Lancaster, California. Sadly, she and her unborn child died from the severe injuries they sustained from the accident. After the DUI suspect slammed into the victim’s car, he fled the scene of the crime.
Investigative reports state that a deputy spotted the man driving recklessly at approximately 9:45 p.m. as he was traveling eastbound. The deputy and his partner attempted to stop the man, but the DUI suspect resisted, leading to a dangerous pursuit. The suspect continued to maneuver erratically in an attempt to flee from authorities.
According to a sheriff’s statement, the vehicle traveled a considerable distance away from the deputies before the collision occurred. When the pickup truck approached a red traffic signal, it failed to stop and drove through the intersection of 10th Street and West Ave. Unfortunately, the vehicle collided with a red Dodge Avenger as a result. The DUI suspect fled the scene of the crash on foot, leaving the seriously injured victim for dead. Once emergency personnel arrived, they transported the pregnant victim to Antelope Valley where she and her unborn child ultimately succumbed to their injuries the following morning.
Investigators are currently working on locating the DUI driver, and traffic detectives are investigating the circumstances of the crash. During the ongoing investigation, authorities have decided to withhold the victim’s identity.
Fleeing from a deadly crash is an aggravating factor that can significantly increase the suspect’s DUI penalties. When found, the suspect will need representation capable of preparing a strong defense. Although difficult, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Taylor and Taylor provide are highly experienced in navigating cases such as this.