Man Seriously Injured in Atwater DUI Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 99
ATWATER (May 5, 2018) – A driver was seriously injured after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash along Highway 99 Saturday morning, according to Merced Sun Star.
The accident took place at about 6 a.m. on the Atwater Boulevard on-ramp to southbound Highway 99.
Related: Highway 99, Deadliest Road in U.S.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a man in his 30s was about to merge onto Highway 99 from the Atwater Boulevard on-ramp when his 2006 Ford Focus was struck from behind by a 2001 Honda Accord.
The Ford was then pushed into the southbound lanes of the highway and rolled over several times.
Car Accident on Highway 99 at Atwater Boulevard On-Ramp
CHP affirmed that the man driving the Focus was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with major head injuries considered as life-threatening. His name and condition at this time time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, the motorist in the Honda exited his car and allegedly fled on foot. The suspect, 34-year Asa Ince, was later located in the area of Atwater Boulevard and Winton Way. He was believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the crash occurred.
The Merced man was arrested for felony DUI and hit-and-run charges. He was hospitalized as a precaution and was expected to be booked into jail after being released.
We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the severely hurt man in this senseless incident. We wish him a swift and full recovery.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this incident, it is evident that Mr. Asa Ince will be held fully responsible for causing the collision that seriously injured the other driverinvolved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs which has corresponding criminal penalties as it is considered as a serious wrongdoing throughout the state.
Aside from DUI, Mr. Ince also fled the scene after causing the accident. These two factors leave the wounded man a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident caused by someone’s negligence and wrongdoing, we encourage you to speak with our personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us for a free case consultation.
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