California (November 11, 2019) – A man was arrested on suspicion of DUI
following a fatal car accident that occurred at an intersection in San
Bernardino on Saturday, November 9.
According to a local news source, the accident happened at
about 3:50 a.m. at the intersection of at 5th Street and Mount Vernon Avenue.
San Bernardino Police Department said 37-year-old Jeffrey
Michael Lukes was driving a Toyota pickup truck when he ran a red light at the
intersection and crashed into a Honda Civic occupied by a 56-year-old San
Bernardino man and child.
The unidentified man was killed in the accident.
The juvenile passenger was seriously injured in the crash
and was transported to the hospital for treatment.
Lukes fled the scene on foot after the accident but
was later arrested.
The authorities believe alcohol and drugs were factors in the
No further information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.