At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, we wish there was a way to keep accidents from happening. While many factors can cause a crash, such as weather and traffic conditions, those that involve operator negligence are the hardest to comprehend. Driving while intoxicated or failing to adhere to rules of the road can carry heavy penalties, including hefty fines, jail time and license revocation.
This week, disabled Air Force Veteran Soranon Boopanon was ordered to stand trial on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of drugs. According to the Deputy District Attorney, Boopanon was driving while taking four depressants, including Valium, when she ran a red light on La Jolla Village Drive and caused a chain reaction collision. After first hitting an Audi, Boopanon collided with a Volkswagen Golf, which killed the driver of that car, George Matteson, 77, instantly. Boopanon, 39, faces 15 years in prison if convicted.
Our thoughts go out to friends and family as they face the loss of their loved one in this accident. Questions will likely ensue after an accident and our legal team at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene is here to help you answer them all. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to another driver’s negligence, you have a right to enlist legal assistance. Let us take over the fight for justice and compensation, so that you can concentrate on healing. Call us anytime day or night, 1-800-560-5059 or visit us online to fill out a free, no obligation consultation form.