Jonathan Newell, 49, Injured in Nipomo Head-On Crash on Highway 101
NIPOMO (August 5, 2018) – An alleged wrong-way DUI crash along Highway 101 early Friday morning left two people injured, including the suspect, according to The Tribune and Santa Maria Times.
The accident involving two vehicles was reported on August 3 at 1:28 a.m.
As per the reports, officials said 25-year-old Emmett Hill was seen driving a 2010 Toyota south in the northbound left lane of Highway 101 at an alleged high rate of speed. Hill then collided head-on with a 2006 Ford that was going north at the time.
Suspect Emmett Hill, 25, Arrested For DUI
The driver of the Ford, 49-year-old Jonathan Newell, suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash. The Lompoc man was transported to Arroyo Grande Hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Hill was extricated from his car and was brought to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria. Authorities believed that the Lompoc man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the wreck.
Hill was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the CHP San Luis Obispo office at 805-594-8700.
San Luis Obispo County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Emmett Hill is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state. DUI has corresponding criminal penalties, and 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 is also accused of speeding and driving the wrong way prior to impact. It is apparent that the driver has been negligent and caused the collision that injured the other innocent motorist involved. Mr. Jonathan Newell will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
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 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 San Luis Obispo County 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.