Carmel Valley, CA – One Dead, One Severely Injured after Two-Vehicle Collision and Suspected DUI on Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA (July 24, 2018) – Local news sources have provided updates about the identity of the driver who sustained severe injuries as the result of a two-vehicle collision and suspected DUI that took place on Carmel Valley Road near Country Club Drive. The incident happened at approximately 7:40 PM at night on Thursday, July 12, 2018. As of now, officials have identified the injured driver as 69-year old Sarah Coleman. Meanwhile, the second driver has been revealed to be 18-year old Margot McNally. One fatality, identified as 16-year old Annabelle Vandenbrouke, was also reported.
According to initial reports, McNally was driving a Nissan Pathfinder along Carmel Valley Road and poorly executed a curve. As a result, the Pathfinder crossed the central double yellow line and plowed into a GMC Suburban SUV driven by Coleman.
As a result of the crash, Coleman sustained major injuries and required hospitalization.
Vandenbrouke, who was a passenger in the Nissan, had apparently not been wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash. As medical personnel administered treatment at the hospital, the Carmel High School student died from traumatic injuries.
Meanwhile, McNally, who had been wearing a safety belt, suffered from a fractured tailbone. Later, authorities arrested her on charges of driving above the legal speed limit and DUI.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Annabelle Vandenbrouke during this tragic and difficult time. We also extend our most loving prayers to Ms. Sarah Coleman and wish her a swift and efficient recovery.
Wrongful Deaths and Injuries in Carmel Valley
Based on the reports, McNally may be held accountable for causing the accident that resulted in severe injuries and one fatality. Furthermore, this individual could potentially face charges of DUI and speeding, as well.
Depending on the final results of the case, the members of Vandenbrouke’s family may have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Furthermore, the surviving victim may have the choice to file a personal injury lawsuit. By seeking legal intervention, these individuals can ultimately receive compensation for a variety of issues ranging from medical bills to the loss of a loved one.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
If you’ve been injured as the result of another person’s negligence, please call us at (866) 478-6483 to receive a free consultation with one of our expert attorneys.
Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.