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Redondo Beach, CA (August 14, 2019) – Police have arrested the driver who struck and killed 51-year-old Mark Sean while he was operating a motorcycle in Redondo Beach on Sunday, August 11th. The alleged DUI driver, now identified as Samantha Natalie Herasme, 31, of Ranchos Palos Verdes, struck Sean with her vehicle at the intersection of Rindge Lane Artesia Boulevard around 6:30 p.m.
According to police, Herasme was detained after the crash when authorities determined that she was driving under the influence. Emergency responders were summoned to the area and found Sean on the ground, suffering from serious injuries. He was quickly taken to Harbor General Hospital, where he later succumbed to those injuries.
Herasme is facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, as well as felony vehicular manslaughter.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mark Sean at this time.
In 2016, motorcycle deaths made up approximately 15.1% of all motor vehicle accident deaths. According to an Office of Traffic Safety report, 2016 also saw a dramatic increase in DUI related fatalities. Due to the statistics, it seems fairly obvious that when a motorcyclist is struck by an intoxicated driver, the results are likely to be devastating.
We understand that there is nothing as tragic as the sudden loss of a loved one, although it is important to realize that your rights as the bereaved family must be protected as soon as possible. When you or a loved one has been injured or killed as the result of someone else’s blatantly negligent or criminal behavior, it is essential to understand your rights.
Our accident attorneys at the May Firm will work with you to preserve those rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on the path ahead. If you have lost a family member as the result of another person’s actions, please don’t hesitate to call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to speak with one of our expert attorneys today.
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