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Alleged DUI Driver Strikes, Kills Female Pedestrian in Burbank

According to ABC, Los Angeles, a driver who was allegedly intoxicated struck and killed a woman as she was walking to work at the Walt Disney Co. in Burbank Thursday morning, officials said. The collision was reported around 9 a.m. at Alameda Avenue and Lincoln Street outside a gate on the Disney lot. Burbank police say a woman was hit by a vehicle as she was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. The vehicle careened into three other vehicles after hitting the woman, police said.

She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead there. Her identity was not immediately released pending notification of next of kin. Officers detained two male occupants of the vehicle and say alcohol and/or drugs appear to be a factor in the collision. The driver was identified as Stergios Economos, 37, of Burbank. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to Burbank Police Sgt. Derek Green. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is due in court on Monday in Burbank. The passenger was released.

First and foremost, our condolences go out to the family and friends of the victim in this senseless tragedy. No matter what happens to the DUI suspect, it will never be enough to make up for this horrible loss. Drunk driving kills thousands of individuals every year, and the number of drunk drivers is especially high in the Las Vegas Valley. In Nevada, a victim of a an intoxicated driver can seek not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages to punish the driver. This is of little comfort to the families whose lives are turned upside down by drunk drivers, but if you are injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver it is important to hire attorneys who know how to recover all of the damages available to compensate a drunk driving victim for their injuries. Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI crash and schedule a free consultation.