Drunk Hit-and-Run Driver Gets 19 Year Sentence

The San Bernardino man responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old girl in 2014 has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Martin Mosby, a 25-year-old from San Bernardino, was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, and two counts each of driving under the influence causing injury and driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol content causing injury.

Thirteen-year-old Samantha Tarabay was riding in an Acura coupe with her two older sisters on July 11, 2014, when the vehicle was struck by a Kia driven by Mosby. Samantha died at the scene, while her sisters were hospitalized with major injuries.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 11% of crashes reported to police involve a driver who flees the scene. Nearly 1,500 people are killed every year by hit-and-run drivers. Drunk driving adds another deadly dimension to the problem. Sadly, children are often the victims of drunk driving crashes. In 2013, 17% of fatal accidents involving children 14 and under were drunk driving crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“While nothing will bring back the Tarabays’ daughter, we are glad that justice has been served in this case,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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