2 Injured in Orinda DUI Crash on Bear Creek Road Sunday
ORINDA (August 20, 2018) – Two were injured, one seriously, after an alleged DUI crash along Bear Creek Road on Sunday afternoon, according to East Bay Times.
The accident took place on August 19 at 3:22 p.m. near San Pablo Dam Road.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old Martinez man was driving a black BMW on Bear Creek Road when he struck a Toyota Prius.
Car Crash on Bear Creek Road Near San Pablo Dam Road
The sole occupant of the Prius sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. The 30-year-old woman riding as a passenger in the BMW was transported to the hospital with major injuries.
The names and condition of the wounded victims were not released. The 33-year-old operator of the BMW also suffered minor wounds.
Meanwhile, the BMW driver was believed to have been racing a separate vehicle at high speeds before the crash, and have been drunk driving at the time. The investigation is ongoing.
Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, the driver of the BMW is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. 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.
Aside from DUI, the man is also accused of speeding and racing another car prior to impact. The injured and held not liable for the crash will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
DUI crash victims are entitled to a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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