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San Diego Wrongful Death Attorney Weighs in on Drinking and Driving Problem in the NFL

Two Dallas Cowboys football players were involved in a fatal car accident in early December in which Jerry Brown Jr. lost his life, according to sources. Brown Jr. was riding with teammate Josh Brent on Highway 114 in Dallas. Brent lost control of the car and it overturned around 2 a.m. on December 9. Brown was pronounced dead on the scene, having suffered blunt force trauma to his head and neck. Police reports indicate that Brent was given field sobriety tests and was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he failed them. Brent and Brown were longtime friends, having played together at the University of Illinois. Brent plead guilty to a driving under the influence charge in 2009 while the two were in college. “First of all we all know, but we remind ourselves that there is something more important than football, and this is life, and certainly the lost…
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Young Driver Charged With Vehicular Manslaughter–Accused of Inhaling Nitrous Oxide While Driving

Prosecutors in Santa Ana, California are claiming that the driver of a car that caused a fatal car accident in November of 2010 was under the influence of illegal drugs while driving.  Jose Luis Gomez Nava, 20, was arrested on August 23 and charged with felony vehicular manslaughter. Nava crashed his car into a pine tree while traveling 80 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to the Sacramento Bee.  15-year-old passenger Steve Gomez was killed, and Roman Gomez, 19, and Elvira Orejel, 18 were injured severely. Prosecutors claim that Nava was inhaling nitrous oxide out of balloons while driving.  He faces up to 14 years in prison.  This is a high price to pay to learn a lesson.  What likely started out as a good time resulted in a wrongful death and two others being seriously injured.  People who are under the influence of drugs and alcohol have no…
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