REDDING, Calif. (July 19, 2018) — Joseph Sharpe, 24, was arrested on DUI and hit-and-run charges after crashing his vehicle early Thursday morning into a rock wall at a home on Rancho Road at Alta Mesa Drive, according to the Redding Searchlight.
His passenger, Dena Bommarito, 19, of Redding, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
The collision took place about 2 a.m. Sharpe was driving a 1996 Honda Accord allegedly while under the influence of alcohol when he allegedly drove through a stop sign and crashed the vehicle. He then got out of the vehicle and left the scene. Police later located the suspect driver and arrested him. He is also charged with providing false information and making threats to a police officer. Police say he had a suspended license and was already on probation for a previous DUI conviction.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, police are holding Mr. Sharpe responsible for this collision. Dena Bommarito was hurt and may have grounds for a civil lawsuit or insurance claim to recoup her financial losses
Indeed, if a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.
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