1 Seriously Injured in Car Accident Near California and Inyo Saturday
FRESNO (January 12, 2019) – A driver was injured after an alleged DUI crash in the area of California Avenue and Inyo Street Saturday evening, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News.
The accident involving two vehicles took place on January 12 shortly before 6 p.m.
As per the reports, police said a truck was going east on California Avenue near Inyo Street when its operator veered into the opposite lanes.
The truck then collided head-on with a white-colored Mustang that was traveling west at the time.
Suspected Drunk Driver Arrested After Crash
Paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the male motorist in the Mustang who was found bleeding from the head a result of the collision. He was in and out of consciousness due to the impact.
The man was immediately transported to Community Regional Medical Center to be treated for major injuries. He was listed in stable condition.
The name of the victim was not disclosed. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the man operating the truck was under the influence of alcohol when the wreck occurred.
The suspect, who had a suspended license, was ultimately arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.
Fresno County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, the operator of the truck is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision. DUI 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 DUI, the suspect also had a suspended driver’s license when the wreck occurred. The motorist in the Mustang will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact our experienced Fresno County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.