Matthew Adams, 40, Hospitalized After Car Accident on Highway 101
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, January 7th
January 8, 2019 – 40-year-old Matthew Adams was injured in a traffic collision triggered by a suspected drunken driver Monday evening on Highway 101, according to the Press Democrat.
Preliminary investigation revealed 51-year-old Ransome Anderson was seen driving wrong-way in the northbound side of the highway around 9:15 p.m. Officials said it was not immediately known where Anderson got onto the highway.
At the same time, motorists north of Highway 20 apparently realized they were headed for a collision and attempted to swerve from each other.
Anderson eventually slammed head-on into a sedan driven by 40-year-old Matthew Adams. As per the article, Redwood Valley and Ukiah Valley firefighters responded to the scene and extricated Adams after be was found trapped in the wreckage.
Paramedics transported Adams via helicopter to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
DUI Driver Ransome Anderson Arrested After Car Crash in Ukiah
Authorities added Anderson was taken into custody following the incident, and was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on suspected of DUI causing injury, driving without a license and no insurance and failure to appear in court on a prior felony case.
Further investigation on the case is underway.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Ransome Anderson 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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