2 Injured in Garden Grove Car Accident on 22 Freeway Sunday
GARDEN GROVE (January 6, 2019) – Two were injured, one critically, after an alleged DUI crash along the 22 Freeway early Sunday, according to On Scene TV.
The accident was reported on January 6 shortly before 1:00 a.m., just west of Magnolia Street.
As per the report, California Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided on the westbound 22 Freeway. One person was pinned inside one of the cars involved as a result of the crash.
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the trapped occupant from the wreckage. A total of two people were hurt upon impact.
Car Accident on 22 Freeway Near Magnolia Street
The rescued victim, approximately a 50-year-old man, was immediately taken to UCI Medical Center where he was listed in in critical condition.
The other patient was transported to an area hospital with unspecified injuries. The names of the victims were not immediately available.
Meanwhile, CHP affirmed that the driver of one vehicle was unharmed and underwent field sobriety tests. The suspect was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Authorities are still investigating the incident.
Orange County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, one of the drivers involved 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.
The injured and held not liable for the crash 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 Orange County personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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