James Ziegenfuss, 38, Severely Injured in Atwater DUI Hit-and-Run
ATWATER (May 7, 2018) – A driver severely injured after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash along Highway 99 on May 5 has been identified as James Ziegenfuss, according to Merced Sun Star.
Related: Highway 99 Deadliest Road in U.S.
The 38-year-old Atwater man was a victim of a traffic collision which occurred Saturday at about 6 a.m. on the Atwater Boulevard on-ramp to southbound Highway 99.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 2006 Ford Focus driven by Ziegenfuss was going to merge onto Highway 99 from the Atwater Boulevard on-ramp when it was hit from behind by a 2001 Honda Accord.
Suspect ID’d as Asa Ince, 36
The Ford was then pushed into the southbound lanes of the highway where it rolled over several times.
CHP affirmed that Ziegenfuss was airlifted to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto with major head injuries considered as life-threatening. He is reportedly expected to survive.
Meanwhile, the motorist in the Honda abandoned his car and allegedly ran away from the scene. The suspect, 36-year-old Asa Lee Ince, was later located and taken into custody.
The Merced man was booked into the Merced County jail on felony allegations of DUI causing injury and hit-and-run. He posted bail and was released from custody Sunday.
We extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to Mr. James Ziegenfuss and 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 Mr. James Ziegenfuss 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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