Danae Marie Miller, has been arrested and booked on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, for a Newport Beach accident that resulted in the wrongful death of a bicyclist. The fatal collision occurred on San Joaquin Hills Road in Newport Beach.
According to the Los Angeles Times, court records show that Ms. Miller has received 16 traffic citations since 2005. Her alleged infractions included driving the wrong way on a street, failure to stop for a stop sign, speeding and talking on her cell phone while driving.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department records show that Ms. Miller, who is 22 years old, was released after posting $100,000 bail.
In addition to the criminal charges against Ms. Miller, the family of the victim will also have a possible Newport Beach wrongful death claim against Miller. It remains to be seen if Ms. Miller will have enough insurance coverage to cover the significant wrongful death damages that the victim’s family will likely be claiming.
If there is not enough insurance coverage, the family may seek personal assets from Ms. Miller and, even though the wrongful death victim was on a bike, the family may make a claim with any uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage that might have covered the victim.
According to records, since July 2009, this was the fourth fatal bicycle accident between a vehicle and a cyclist in Newport Beach.
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