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Seven-Year-Old Girl Dead and Four Other Individuals Injured in DUI Crash

Posted by Vic Carmody | Jul 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

This past weekend, a seven-year-old girl died and three other children have suffered serious injuries because the driver was driving under the influence. The three surviving children, as well as the driver, were quickly driven to the hospital after the female driver crashed into a South Los Angeles home Sunday evening.

Officials have said that the car was traveling “at a high rate of speed” when it struck a home in the 760 block of East 93rd street at or about 5:45 p.m.

Upon arrival at the scene, officials say that they found four children littered across the lawn and a woman pinned behind the wheel of her car. The seven-year-old girl was dead when officials arrived, but three other children, ages eighteen months, four years, and six years were rushed to a hospital in critical condition along with the thirty-six-year-old female driver.

It has been confirmed that the children were inside the car, at the time of the incident, but innocent bystanders rushed to the children's aid and pulled them out of the vehicle. No one inside the home sustained any injuries and the driver has been arrested for driving under the influence.

The LAPD is currently in an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of the crash.

In Mississippi, the consequences of DUI child endangerment are severe. When a Mississippi driver, over the age of twenty-one, is arrested for DUI and the driver seriously injures or causes the death of a child under the age of sixteen; that driver will face a fine of $10,000.00 and shall be imprisoned by the Mississippi Department of Corrections between five to twenty-five years upon conviction.

If you or anyone you know has recently received a DUI, then please call the Law Office of Carmody, Stewart, & Mixon at (601) 948-4444.

More information on this case can be found at http://abc7.com/news/7-year-old-girl-killed-4-critically-injured-in-dui-crash-into-south-la-home/1430885/

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Vic Carmody

Victor Carmody was employed by the Jackson Police Department as a police lieutenant from 1973-1980. With attorney Vic Carmody you get the best defense from knowing both sides of Mississippi driving under the influence (DUI / ms dui) law. Vic Carmody is an original Founding Regent and served as Dean of the National College for DUI Defense 2001-2002. He currently serves as a Fellow of the college and is active as an instructor during the summer trial college at Harvard Law School. Vic Carmody is the only attorney in the state who is board certified by the National College of DUI Defense. He is also the only attorney in the state who owns the Intoxilyzer® 8000 machine and possesses a DOT permit to operate the Intoxilyzer® 8000. He is the author Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence, 1st and 2nd editions, Mississippi DUI: Law & Practice, and the Mississippi Criminal Trial Practice Forms manual, part of Thomson West's "Mississippi Practice Series." Additionally, The DUI Book: Mississippi Edition, written by Victor Carmody and co-authored with Atlanta attorney William C. Head, is in the process of publication. Vic is the attorney who wrote the books on DUI defense in Mississippi! Vic Carmody has handled and tried DUI cases in 8 States and has presented DUI seminars in 15 states and 4 foreign countries. Mr. Carmody is considered by many as the best DUI attorney in the state. He was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Mississippi by The American Trial Lawyers Association. Vic currently serves as DUI chairman for continuing education seminars for the University of Mississippi. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he was recently selected as a Super Lawyer in DUI and criminal defense by the prestigious Super Lawyers organization. Vic is admitted to practice in all state courts in Mississippi, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Missisisppi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Come see us in Flowood, at 781 Liberty Road, across from the Atmos Energy building.

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