Passenger Injured in Hit-and-Run DUI Crash on Lakeshore Drive
LAKEPORT, Lake County (June 3 2018) – On May 30, Wednesday, one person was injured in an alleged hit-and-run car crash on Lakeshore Drive.
According to the Press Democrat, a Chevrolet Camaro rolled over in the area at about 2:50 a.m.
Primary reports indicated a passenger in that Camaro was ejected during the crash. Responding emergency teams rendered aid to the victim, who was released shortly after the incident.
Meanwhile, officials said the driver involved apparently evaded the accident scene when the vehicle overturned and returned to its wheels. The suspect was identified as 25-year-old Paul Durbin, of Nice.
Injury Hit-and-Run DUI Accident in Lakeport, May 30
As per the article, Durbin stopped at a nearby gas station where he was arrested by Lake County sheriff’s deputies. The man was booked into Lake County Jail on suspicion of felony drunken driving causing injuries and felony hit‑and‑run.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges. Based on this news report, it is apparent that the motorists involved who continued driving after hitting a woman will be held responsible for the traffic collision.
In this specific case, it appears that Mr. Paul Durbin will be held liable for the car crash that left one person injured. Depending on the results of the investigation, the injured passenger will have the right to a personal injury claim.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in hit-and-run collision and you are unsure of what steps to take, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186 and allow us to provide you with a free case consultation.
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