Truck Driver Injured in Possible DUI Crash on Highway 99
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, August 31
September 3, 2018 – Two people were injured in an alleged DUI collision on Highway 99 near Pacheco Road, according to ABC News.
The accident occurred on August 31, Friday, around 1 a.m.
As per the article, a certain Cristian Lopez was driving southbound on the highway when he suddenly swerved left into the concrete divider. The impact caused Lopez to lose control of his vehicle and crash into a semi truck that was also traveling southbound on Highway 99.
Medical records indicated the truck operator suffered minor injuries as a result of the accident. The name of the driver, and his condition at this time have not been disclosed thus far.
Cristian Lopez Arrested After Car VS Truck Crash Friday in Bakersfield
Meanwhile, authorities mentioned Lopez was taken to Kern Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries. Investigators determined Lopez was intoxicated at the time of the collision, and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Kern County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, at appears that Mr. Cristian Lopez will be held liable for the traffic collision that resulted in injuries to an innocent person. Pending results of investigation, the victim in this specific accident may file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Victims in similar cases are potentially be entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an DUI collision and you are seeking answers, contact our experienced Kern County personal injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.