Tommy Chu Killed in Alleged DUI Crash on Interstate 15 in Corona
Corona, CA (February 17, 2022) – Tommy Chu (44) died after getting involved in a suspected DUI accident on Interstate 15 in Corona. According to Inside Eko, the incident happened at around 3:00 am on Saturday.
Jorge Anival Gomez Augustin (29) drove his Mercedes Benz E350 northbound on Interstate 15. Then, he rear-ended Chu’s Honda CRV, which also ran northbound. The impact made both vehicles go off the roadway and into an embankment across the Weirick off-ramp lanes. Afterwards, their vehicles stopped around a nearby exit ramp.
The rear of Tommy Chu’s vehicle got hit by another vehicle going northbound on Interstate 15.
Responders attended to Chu, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. On the other hand, Gomez Augustin didn’t sustain any injuries from the accident. However, authorities arrested him under suspicion of DUI as well as other charges.
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Crash investigations are crucial. They can help determine the cause and liability. Motor vehicle accidents are common across the country. These investigations are important because most of the time, the fault is not on victims like Tommy Chu.
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Corona
Tommy Chu’s family members may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. They can seek damages for loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and emotional distress following a catastrophic accident such as this tragic incident.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s important to have a strong team of experienced personal injury attorneys handling your case. Jacoby & Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Corona, and Sacramento. Our lawyers can help you get justice as well as the compensation you rightfully deserve, including car accident settlements and more. Give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Tommy Chu
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