Katherine Pisesky, 50, Severely Injured in Highway 101 Car Accident
HEALDSBURG (January 13, 2019) – A woman was severely injured after an alleged DUI wrong0way crash along Highway 101 early Sunday, according to The Press Democrat.
The victim has been identified as 50-year-old Katherine Pisesky, of Forestville.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said Pisesky was driving a 2015 Volkswagen Beetle south on Highway 101 near Central Healdsburg Avenue when she was hit by a 2016 Ford Focus.
The Focus driven by 38-year-old Hector Omar Cisneros-Ramirez was traveling north in the southbound lanes of the highway at a high rate of speed prior to hitting the Volkswagen.
A third vehicle, a 2018 GMC Sierra pickup carrying a male driver and two other occupants, became involved in the wreck which took place at around 1 a.m.
Hector Cisneros-Ramirez, 38, Arrested For DUI
CHP affirmed that Pisesky was found unconscious and pinned inside her car following the crash. She was extricated and then rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with severe trauma injuries, including to the head.
The two passengers from the GMC was taken to Sutter Hospital to be treated for minor wounds. Their names were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, Cisneros-Ramirez was believed to be intoxicated at the time. He was arrested on suspicion of two felonies, including driving under the influence and causing injury, as well as two misdemeanors for reckless driving and violating probation.
The Healdsburg man was hospitalized for minor injuries and then booked into Sonoma County Jail with a bail set at $100,000.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Hector Cisneros-Ramirez 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. These leave Ms. Katherine Pisesky and the occupants of the GMC a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, seeking compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If your loved one has been hurt in an auto collision, contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.