On the evening of Saturday October 25, 23-year-old Herbert Granados Calderon of Santa Ana was driving southbound and allegedly ran a red light, resulting in a tragic accident. As Calderon went through the red light at Central Avenue and Bristol Street, he broadsided a Honda which caused the Honda to collide with a pickup truck. One person was left dead and five were injured, according to a news article at KTLA 5.
18-year-old Robert Rubio, a passenger in the Honda, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Two other passengers in the Honda as well as Calderon and three of his passengers were injured. Passengers of Calderon’s vehicle sustained only minor injuries.
It was found by police that Calderon was driving with a suspended license; he was also arrested on charges of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Calderon’s license had been suspended previously for DUI, according to a Santa Ana Police Department news release.
This is one example of why anyone whose driver’s license has been suspended should adhere to the law and avoid driving. As Michigan driver’s license reinstatement attorneys, we understand it is hard to resist getting behind the wheel, even if it’s just long enough to run to the corner gas station. Having your driving privilege taken away is one of the toughest things you can endure. However, had this young man not been driving on a suspended license, he would have been drinking somewhere else and not been on the road. Now, many lives have been affected, and one family has lost an 18-year-old son.
Calderon will now likely face time in prison and other penalties, something he never expected when he headed out that evening to drive with a suspended license. No one expects to get caught when driving on a suspended license, but you never know who may crash into you or what else may happen that could get you caught, such as getting pulled over for a brake or tail light that isn’t working. Don’t risk it!
If your license has been suspended, work with an experienced and capable Michigan driver’s license restoration lawyer who is skilled and knowledgeable in the complex reinstatement process.