Motorcyclist, 47, Seriously Injured in Fresno DUI Crash at Herndon and Hayes
FRESNO (August 10, 2018) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after an alleged DUI crash in the area of Herndon and Hayes avenues on Friday evening, according to The Fresno Bee.
The accident took place at approximately 7:35 p.m.
As per the article, police said a 47-year-old man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Hayes Avenue when he was struck by a Honda Fit.
Suspected Drunk Driver ID’d Guadalupe Verdugo, 33
The car was traveling west when its driver, 33-year-old Guadalupe Verdugo, ran a red light at the intersection of Herndon and Hayes avenues and hit the bike.
Police said the motorcycle was reportedly destroyed upon impact. The rider was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries including a separated shoulder and several broken bones.
The name and condition of the victim at this time remained unknown. Meanwhile Verdugo, who was unharmed in the collision, was believed to have been drunk driving at the time of the wreck. The Mendota man was later booked into the Fresno County Jail on suspicion of felony DUI.
Fresno Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Guadalupe Verdugo 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 intoxication, the suspect is also accused of running a red light. The motorcyclist 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 Fresno 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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