Redondo Beach, CA- During the holidays, traffic safety experts try to hammer home the fact that the holidays, for all their joy and cheeriness, also make the roads a little more treacherous. That is due in part to the fact that there are simply more people on the roads, but there are also other factors at play, mainly the driving habits of motorists. One of those bad habits; intoxicated driving is one the biggest dangers during this time of year.
This week, there have been two major accidents caused by drunken drivers that have appeared on front pages across the country. These accidents stand out for a couple of reasons. For one, the sheer number of people hurt in one single incident, and, secondly, they both occurred as people were gathered to celebrate the joy of the holiday season.
Last night, a Christmas concert in Redondo Beach, California turned into a heartbreaking after a drunken driver slammed into a crowd of pedestrians as they exited the church following a Christmas concert.
Police say that up to twelve people, including children and elderly persons, were injured when a woman driving a white sedan rammed into them as they gathered outside the St. James Catholic Church, CBS reported. The injured were among a crowd crossing the street when Margo Bronstein ran a red light and then crashed into the group of pedestrians. Witnesses describe seeing bodies being flung around with some victims being thrown several feet.
Three people were killed, including two people in their 80s, and at least a dozen people were injured, many critically. Police say several children were among the injured. Lt. Joe Hoffman of the CHP told NBC Los Angeles that some of the pedestrians were hanging onto Bronstein’s car before she collided with another vehicle.
Bronstein also suffered minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital. After her release she was arrested for felony vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. One officer told CBS they believe prescription drugs may be involved.
Earlier this week, a drunken driver in Alhambra, California slammed into a crowd of children and adults as they walked along a street in the city known for elaborate holiday displays. The driver of a red pickup truck lost control of and veered into parked cars and the crowd before fleeing the scene. Police later learned this driver was drunk.
Luckily, none of the victims of this accident were killed but over a dozen people including children were injured.
A traffic accident is sad no matter what time of the year they happen but accidents ca be especially hard for a family and the victims. Our California truck accident attorneys know that this is going to be a very difficult time for a family. They understand that an accident victim or a surviving family member will face a number of challenges when they try to get justice for their pain and suffering.
If you have been involved an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, you can rely on a California accident attorney to work hard for you so you receive fair compensation for your injuries or the loss of your loved one.

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