Woman and Teen Girl Seriously Injured in DUI Crash on Carmel Valley Road
CARMEL VALLEY (July 13, 2018) – A woman and a teenage girl were seriously injured after an alleged DUI crash on Carmel Valley Road Thursday night, according to KSBW and KION News.
The accident involving two vehicles occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m., east of Country Club Drive.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Margot McNally was driving a Nissan Pathfinder west on Carmel Valley Road when she failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
McNally, who was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed over the double yellow line onto the eastbound lane directly into the path of a GMC Suburban. The Nissan then collided head-on with the GMC.
Margot McNally, 18, Arrested For DUI
The engine compartment of the Suburban burst into flames as a result of the crash. The driver, a 69-year-old woman, was rescued from the burning car and was taken to Natividad Medical Center with a broken leg.
The 16-year-old Carmel Valley girl riding as a passenger in the Pathfinder was also taken to the trauma center and was listed in critical condition. She was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the wreck.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that McNally was also hospitalized to be treated for moderate injuries. She was later arrested on charges of DUI and causing great bodily injury.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Ms. Margot McNally is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
Aside from the DUI, the young motorist is also accused of speeding when the crash took place. The injured and held not responsible for causing the crash will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Injured accident victims are entitled to a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto collision caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced Monterey County personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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