Kelly Cass, 27, Badly Injured in DUI Crash at Auburn Boulevard and Charwood Lane
LOCATION: Citrus Heights
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, December 27th
January 5, 2019 – A 27-year-old woman was injured after being struck by a suspected drunker driver in the area of Auburn Boulevard and Charwood Lane on December 27, Thursday, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The victim was identified as Kelly Cass.
Skateboard Accident in Citrus Heights, Dec 27
Preliminary investigation revealed Cass was riding a skateboard in the area not far from her apartment when she was hit in the bike lane by a vehicle driven by 27-year-old Angel Diego Huerta, of Sacramento. Under unclear circumstances, responding police found Cass inside the suspect vehicle in the 6900 block of Mariposa Avenue. As per the article, Huerta possibly rendered aid to Cass following the collision but later ditched the car with the victim in it and fled on foot.
Paramedics rushed Cass to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries. On Thursday, half the muscles in Kelly’s right leg were reportedly removed because of the loss of blood and risk of infection.
Meanwhile, officials said Huerta was arrested and charged on suspicion of hitting Cass and driving off with her upside down in the passenger seat for an additional three miles.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Angel Diego Huerta is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI is considered as a serious crime throughout the state and 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.
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