Lakewood, CA – A Lakewood woman was charged Monday for her role in a driving while drunk crash that caused the death of a man in Long Beach. According to prosecutors, the woman had been driving her 2000 Dodge Caravan traveling westbound on Del Amo Boulevard when it struck the back of a 1996 Honda Accord near the intersection of Locust Avenue. The Accord was pushed forward and sideswiped a parked vehicle before hitting the victim and another pedestrian as well as another car. The woman was identified as Charlette Anne Colton. Colton now faces multiple felony counts of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter and 3 other criminal charges in the death of 61-year-old pedestrian Bryan Bogan, who died 11 days after the March 24 collision. The other pedestrian was identified only as a 71-year old man from Torrance who suffered with a crushed leg following the crash. Colton had fled on foot following the collision and was later apprehended by police not far from the crash site. Colton was previously convicted for a DUI case in 2012. Prosecutors said Colton had a blood alcohol concentration of at least .20% — more than two times the legal limit — at the time of the deadly collision. Colton faces up to life in a state prison if convicted on all charges. Anyone with information can reach Detective S. Loughlin of the Long Beach Police Department at 562-570-7355.

Find A Los Angeles Accident Lawyer Near You

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto collision, AA-Accident Attorneys P.L.C. strongly encourages you to call our car accident attorneys at (800) 260-2577 for a free consultation. Our highly skilled and experienced attorneys will provide you with the best legal representation and guidance that you need.  Our offices are conveniently located throughout California and we conduct regular travels in the region to meet with clients. Reach out to us directly to speak with a car accident attorney whenever you need one!

Why Choose Us?
  • Over $150,000,000 collected*
  • We come to you anywhere in CA!
  • Paul is a retired police officer
  • Your case will be backed by a firm with over 40yrs combined experience
  • We average a 98% success rate for our clients!
  • If we don’t win – you DON’T pay!
Successful Cases

On the way back from a trip I was stopped for traffic and someone rearended me. I got an injurys to my knee, back, and also my neck. I came to AA Accident Attorneys about 3 days after the accident. I was very happy with how they handled everything and the settlement was the maximum amount that the insurance company would allow. I am very happy with AA Accident Attorneys.

Charles C. Car Accident Victim

I’d never been in a car accident in my whole life.I had originally hired an attorney, and he had dropped my case. So I came to the Accident Attorneys and they took on my case. They were amazing. They did a really good job. And I didn’t have to handle anything. In the end I’m very satisfied with my settlement.

Blyth 1st Time Car Accident Victim

The only people that looked out for me was AA Accident Attorneys. I can never thank you guys enough. I was totally surprised by how much money you guys were able to get for me. I’m really excited about the settlement I got. I couldn’t be happier with AA Accident Attorneys!

David Bell Pedestrian Accident Victim

We found Accident Attorneys, and finding them was probably the best thing that happened to us right then, because we were very well taken care of. They came out to us. We didn’t have to go to them. We was very well compensated financially. If I had to recommend an attorney, I would recommend them.

Antwaine Accident Victim

Recent Settlements

$ 2,000,000 from Security Company for Negligent Security Protection Public on Commercial Property.

$ 2,000,000 from Government Entity for Failure to Protect the Welfare of the Public.*

$ 4,000,000 Negligence resulting in burns.*

$ 1,500,000 Recovered for Passenger Involved in an Automobile Accident in San Bernadino County.*

$ 750,000 recover for injured driver involved in auto accident with tractor trailer.*

$15,000,000 from truck accident resulting in brain injury.*

$ 1,850,000 Recovered from Trucking Company for Negligent Hiring related to Auto Accident.*