Mike Kreza Hit and Badly Injured by Suspected DUI Driver on Alicia Parkway
LOCATION: Mission Viejo
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, November 3rd
November 3, 2018 – A bicyclist was seriously injured in an alleged DUI collision on Alicia Parkway Saturday morning, according to a local news source.
At approximately 8 a.m., Costa Mesa fire captain Mike Kreza was reportedly struck while riding his bicycle by a van on eastbound Alicia Parkway near Via Burgos.
Major Injury Bicycle Accident in Mission Viejo, November 3
The collision resulted in severe injuries to Kreza, who was identified as an 18-year veteran of the Costa Mesa fire department and off-duty. Responding medical personnel rushed the victim to a hospital for treatment of severe head and body trauma.
DUI Driver Stephen Scarpa Arrested After Mission Viejo Crash
Shortly after the incident, the van driver was also identified by the police as 25-year-old Stephen Taylor Scarpa. Investigators said the motorist was evaluated at the scene for possible DUI, and was subsequently arrested.
Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call the authorities at (714) 647-7000.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this specific case, it is evident that Mr. Stephen Taylor Scarpa will be held liable for the collision that left an innocent person seriously injured. DUI which is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which 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.
Pending results of investigation, Mr. Mike Kreza will have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault. Victims in similar cases are entitled to seek compensation for hospital bills, other medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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