2 Critical, 3 Injured After Police Chase Ends in Crash
COVINA (August 12, 2017) – Five people were injured in an alleged DUI collision at Barranca and Cienega avenues Friday evening, according to CBS Los Angeles.
The accident happened at about 8:42 p.m. when a suspected drunken driver crashed into another vehicle at the intersection. The suspect was involved in a brief pursuit with the authorities prior to the collision.
Covina DUI Crash
As per the article, two people were listed in critical condition following the crash. In addition, one person reportedly suffered moderate injuries, and two others suffered minor injuries. All the injured were transported to hospitals by land ambulances.
Officials have not yet released the names of the patients.
At this time, it is still unclear how many patients were in the bystander’s vehicle, and if the DUI driver was in custody.
The California Vehicle Code 23153 VC states that it is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or any substance other than alcohol that could affect your nervous system, brain or muscles, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law. It is a violation for an intoxicated motorist to neglect any duty imposed by law in driving a vehicle which proximately causes bodily injury to another person.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, victims have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Victims are entitled to a compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and other losses.
For legal assistance with your DUI case, contact our law offices located in Los Angeles County and all throughout the state by calling us at 800-235-6801. We can provide you with free case evaluation and help you take the right steps after your accident.
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