Several Injured After Car Rear-Ends Big Rig on 5 Freeway
LOCATION: Mission Viejo
DATE OF COLLISION: Friday, November 16th
November 16, 2018 – As many as three people were injured following a suspected DUI collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway early Friday, according to a local news source.
Primary reports indicated a suspected motorist was driving a blue Toyota Corolla sedan on the freeway around 2 a.m. When the vehicle approached Oso Parkway, it reportedly slammed into the rear of a big rig.
Major Injury Car and Truck Accident in Mission Viejo Friday
First responders reportedly found in the sedan the driver, and four passengers. Officials said three of the five occupants were pinned, and required extrication. As per the article, paramedics treated all patients on scene before transporting at least four to area trauma centers, where one victim was listed in critical condition.
Authorities added the operator of the Kenworth tractor involved was also harmed in the collision. The truck driver suffered minor injuries and was provided treatment at the scene.
The names of all the parties involved in the wreck have not been disclosed thus far.
Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol’s Capistrano Office determined the driver of the sedan, a 21-year-old male from Oceanside, was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. The DUI driver was placed under arrest.
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In this case, the driver of the blue Toyota Corolla is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 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.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a similar accident, contact our experienced personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.