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Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher Identified as Victims of Fatal Alleged DUI Crash in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA (May 25, 2022) – Yvonne Joby (18) of Ventura, Yasmeen Jobeh (23) of Oxnard, and Jennifer Dagher (20) of Ventura were identified as fatalities of an alleged DUI crash in Los Angeles. According to the VC Star, the incident happened at around 11:55 pm on Saturday (May 14).
According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office, the identities of the three victims weren’t immediately released to the public until this week.
As shared by the California Highway Patrol, the three women rode a 2003 Mercedes-Benz C240 sedan. It then collided with a 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 convertible eastbound on Highway 118 near the Interstate 405 transition.
Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher’s vehicle crashed and caught fire on Highway 118 in Los Angeles.
According to the CHP’s findings, the Mercedes-Benz sedan rested on the transition road’s right lane for unknown reasons. Then, Glendale resident Karen Gharibyan (63) veered the convertible to the right going over the marked triangular section to reach southbound of the 405.
Authorities don’t know why Gharibyan drove this way, leading to the collision. The women’s vehicle then caught fire after it hit a sound wall due to the impact.
All three women in the sedan were pronounced dead at the scene. Meanwhile, Gharibyan sustained severe injuries. Responders then transported Gharibyan to Providence Holy Cross Hospital.
As stated in VC Star, court documents show that Gharibyan pleaded not guilty to three counts of murder. This happened at an arraignment at the San Fernando Courthouse of Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday. Gharibyan’s preliminary hearing will happen on June 9 at 8:30 am at the Clara Shortridge Folze Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles.
Joby’s friend Josilynn De Martino said, “I was absolutely shocked… I was really sad. She was just absolutely the nicest person really I’ve ever met.” She continued, “she would always go out of her way to text and post.”
Cousins Jobeh and Joby’s family members set up a GoFundMe page, saying both wanted to pursue careers in mental health. They’re raising money for scholarships in honor of Jobeh and Joby.
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More About Car Accident Liability
Various circumstances of the car accident can pinpoint the liability of damages. In some instances, thorough investigations can reveal careless behavior. This can include the simple act of recklessly turning or cutting in front of another vehicle. In terms of determining who is at fault for an accident, this can be defined by common law. Any Sacramento or Los Angeles car accident lawyer recognizes that fault has four basic levels:
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Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Los Angeles
In this case, the family members of Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
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 also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can also help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Bakersfield, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, 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 Yvonne Joby, Yasmeen Jobeh, and Jennifer Dagher.
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