A week ago today a 57-year-old man from Pacifica was killed when a driver who was speeding and running multiple red lights plowed into his car on Geary Boulevard on Thursday, according sfexaminer.com. Leonid Stoliarov died on impact around 2:15 a.m. at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard. Frank Mabry, 31, of Walnut Creek was arrested in the crash. He was booked on Felony vehicular manslaughter, misdemeanor speeding, misdemeanor unlicensed driving and two counts of running a red light. According to reports, witnesses to the accident, including a Muni driver, rushed to the victim’s assistance but were unable to revive him. Before the collision, witnesses saw the driver speeding eastbound on Geary Boulevard in an Audi. He ran multiple red lights, including one at the intersection of Arguello Boulevard. The victim’s car was t-boned on the driver’s side as it crossed Arguello. Police are trying to determine whether Mabry was drunk or on drugs at the time of the accident.
Sadly, driving under the influence of alcohol has become one of the common features and causes of accidents today. According to the NHTSA, alcohol related motor vehicle accidents kill someone every 31 minutes and injure someone every two minutes in US alone. Each year, crashes related to alcohol ingestion in the United States cost about $73 billion. The ratio of lethal accidents in that are alcohol-related is roughly four times greater at night than during the day. Any driver who likes to drink should keep in mind the legal limit is .10% and that the effect of alcohol absorption is gradual and depends upon the rate at which one becomes drunk. What is more, if a person drinks faster than the alcohol can be eliminated, the more it accumulates in the body, which results n higher and increased levels of alcohol in the blood. In other words, it doesn’t take a lot of alcohol or time for a person to become intoxicated.
If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to an accident caused by a driver who was under the influence, feel free to contact our office today for a free consultation. We have the expertise and astute legal skills to get you the compensation you deserve.