Martin Sanford and Clovis Police Officer Injured in DUI Crash
CLOVIS (June 29, 2018) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after an alleged DUI accident in the area of San Jose and Minnewawa avenues late Thursday night, according to The Fresno Bee and ABC 30.
The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Martin Sanford.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said Stacey Home was driving a 1997 Toyota east on San Jose Avenue when at the same time a Clovis police officer was headed north on Minnewawa Avenue in a 2009 Dodge.
The 46-year-old Clovis woman allegedly ran the stop sign and drove into the path of the police vehicle. After the two cars collided, the Dodge then jumped a curb and struck Sanford at about 11:15 p.m.
Stacey Home Arrested For DUI
Sanford was knocked to the ground upon impact. He was immediately transported to Community Regional Medical Center to be treated for major injuries.
The patrol unit came to a stop after crashing into a tree and nearby fence. The police officer was reportedly hospitalized with scraps and bruises but was later released. His name was not disclosed.
Meanwhile, Home was arrested on charges of driving under the influence.
Fresno County Personal Injury Lawyer
It is evident that Ms. Stacey Home will be held fully liable for causing the collision that hurt an innocent pedestrian and a police officer. The suspect is accused of 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, if there are any, of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
The victims, Mr. Martin Sanford and the police officer will have 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 Fresno 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.
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