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Kari Marboe Killed In Lucas Valley DUI Car Accident on Rubicon Court

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Kari Marboe, of San Rafael, Died In Lucas Valley Car Accident With Drunk Driver On Rubicon Court

Kari Marboe Killed In Lucas Valley DUI Car Accident on Rubicon Court

LUCAS VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (June 20, 2022) – A pedestrian identified as Kari Marboe was killed in a Lucas Valley car accident with a drunk driver on Rubicon Court.

Marin County police officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:20 p.m. on Friday. Kari Marboe was in the roadway in front of a vehicle when they were hit by  a 2016 Land Cruiser.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim. Sadly, Kari Marboe died following the accident.

Police arrested the driver of the Land Cruiser on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter. A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability In Lucas Valley DUI Car Accidents

Driver intoxication is one of the leading causes of fatal collisions in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019. These deaths were all preventable.” Drivers often drive drunk dozens of times before they are eventually caught and arrested. Even small amounts of alcohol below the legal limit can impair drivers in the following ways.

  • Small amounts of alcohol can make it hard for drivers to stay in their own lane.
  • Small amounts of alcohol will often delay a driver’s reaction times.
  • Small amounts of alcohol will make it hard for drivers to stay alert.

It is illegal for any driver to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, no person shall operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. The driver of a commercial vehicle shall not drive with a bac of 0.04% or higher. If a driver hits a pedestrian while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they can be held at fault through a civil claim.

Depending on the facts of any case, liability for a car accident could extend beyond an at fault driver. For example, a person or company that loaned their vehicle to someone who was visibly intoxicated could be held at fault for an accident under the doctrine of negligent entrustment. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident involving a drunk driver.

  • Photos of the accident site should be taken.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
  • A thorough, independent investigation should be conducted.

A drunk driver could be held accountable for an accident through a criminal claim. The victim’s family can also hold a drunk driver accountable through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating A Lucas Valley DUI Car Accident

We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of Kari Marboe. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. This was a preventable tragedy that should have never taken place.

Do you need more information about a Lucas Valley car accident involving a drunk driver? Our team of pedestrian safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that drunk drivers are held responsible for their actions.  Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.

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