3 Injured in DUI Crash, Driver Arrested
DATE OF COLLISION: Thursday, December 20th
December 21, 2018- According to the Napa Valley Register, a driver has been arrested following a DUI crash last night on Highway 221 also known as Soscal Avenue.
The collision occurred around 5:00 p.m. just north of Highway 29.
Following the crash, the vehicle caught fire, however, all parties inside the car were, fortunately, able to exit the vehicle.
A total of three people suffered injuries requiring each occupant to be transported to a hospital for assessment and treatment of undisclosed injuries.
California Highway Patrol officials were able to determine that the driver was under the influence. It was unclear whether the driver was arrested and taken to jail at the scene or one of the injured parties taken to the hospital.
No further details have been provided as this incident is under investigation.
Napa Personal Injury Accident Lawyer
Based on this news report, the DUI driver will be held responsible for the injuries suffered by the victims. While police have confirmed that the suspect was under the influence, there are still several unanswered questions here which include whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, all injured persons involved in this collision and not held responsible will be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit respectively against the liable motorist. Victims involved in these accidents may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our Napa personal injury attorneys today at 855-703-4186.
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