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Family Shattered When Father Is Killed By 18-Year-Old Drunk Driver

Anaheim resident Tarek Hamad was returning home to his pregnant wife and young child before dawn. As 34-year-old Hamad turned his car into the driveway of his apartment complex, he was plowed into by a drunk driver.

18-year-old Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez was allegedly intoxicated and speeding when he lost control of his car, swerved into oncoming traffic and abruptly pulled into the driveway of the apartment complex where Hamed had just returned home. This caused Martinez to collide with the back of Hamad’s car, and the innocent victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hamed and his family moved to America a year ago and he was the sole wage-earner in his household. The sudden catastrophe of his death has left his children without a father, and his wife, who is due to give birth in one month, a young widow and single mother of two.

Martinez was arrested by the Anaheim Police Department on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, felony DUI, and driving without a license. He is being held on $100,000 bail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of vehicular manslaughter or felony DUI, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949)477-8088 for a consultation now.