Infant Flown to Hospital Following New Year’s Eve Crash with Drunk Driver
SALINAS (January 3, 2018)- According to the Monterey Herald, a drunk driver had been arrested following a DUI crash on Sunday, New Year’s Eve that injured a mother and her infant child.
Authorities were notified of the collision at roughly 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Boronda Road.
Per the article, Raphael Arriaga, 44, was the driver of a Chevy pickup. As Arriaga traveled northbound on Main Street, he blew through a red light and struck a Honda SUV making a left turn onto Boronda driven by a mother and her infant baby.
Both the mother and her child were injured following the incident. The infant was flown to a hospital in the San Jose area while the mother was transported by ambulance to Natividad Med Center located in Salinas.
According to the report, the baby who was originally listed to have been in serious condition is now being listed in stable condition at this time.
Raphael Arriga Arrested for DUI Crash
Meanwhile, Arriaga has since been arrested as it was confirmed he was operating his vehicle while under the influence and over the legal limit.
Salinas police are handling the investigation.
Salinas Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, the drunk driver responsible for the incident, Raphael Arriaga, will be held fully liable and will likely suffer repercussions which may include jail time for his actions which resulted in injuries to a mother and her infant child. With negligence and wrongdoing having been confirmed to have been a factor, both injured victims will be entitled to pursue personal injury lawsuits against the at-fault party. Victims will have the right to seek recompense for damages which include medical expenses and hospital bills, pain and suffering, lost future income.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision caused by a drunk driver, contact our Salinas personal injury lawyers today at 800-235-6801 and allow us to help you get your life back on track.
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