Woman Seriously Injured in DUI Crash Near Millerton Lake, February 7
FRIANT (February 10, 2018) – An alleged DUI crash near Milestone Lake left a woman seriously injured Thursday evening, according to The Fresno Bee.
The collision took place just before 7 p.m. on Miller Road near Winchell Cove Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided on Miller Road after one of the drivers involved crossed into the opposing lane and struck the other.
A 71-year-old Fresno woman driving a car involved was hospitalized with major injuries. Her name and condition at this moment remained unknown.
Although CHP did not immediately confirm who among the two motorists veered and caused the wreck, a person was reportedly arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following the crash. The suspect, who was going east at the time of the incident, has been identified as 32-year-old Jose M. Santos.
The Merced man was taken to Community Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Meanwhile, authorities are still investigating the collision.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Most auto accidents are preventable for as long as motorists practice road safety measures and obey the traffic laws. In this case, Mr. Jose M. Santos is accused of drunk driving which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs has corresponding criminal penalties, and the kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions, if there are any, of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
It is apparent that Mr. Santos has been negligent and caused the collision that led to the serious injuries of the woman involved. The victim will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, seeking 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 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 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 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.
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