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Porterville DUI Crash at Morton Avenue and York Street; Carlos Ortiz Arrested

Porterville DUI Crash at Morton Avenue and York Street; Carlos Ortiz ArrestedPregnant Injured, Gives Birth Via Emergency C-Section After Hit by DUI Driver

LOCATION: Porterville

DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, August 25th

August 27th, 2018- According to the Fresno Bee, an injurious DUI crash left a pregnant woman and two others injured after their vehicle was struck by a drunk driver over the weekend at York Street and Morton Avenue.

Authorities report ed that collision to have occurred around 4:30 p.m. between a Honda and a Buick.

Porterville police officials have preliminarily determined that the driver of the Honda, Carlos Ortiz, 27, of Porterville, ran through a stop sign plowing into the Buick occupied by the unidentified pregnant woman and two others.

One person in the Buick was seriously hurt and rushed to Sierra View Med Center to the ICU. That individual’s condition has not yet been updated at this time.

Meanwhile, the pregnant woman sustained minor injuries and was rushed to a hospital and forced to go through with an emergency C-section to give birth. She and the baby are expected to be ok.

The third person in the Buick was initially treated on scene by medical staff personnel before electing to decline transported via ambulance to a hospital.

Porterville police officials confirmed that Carlos Ortiz had been under the influence as his blood alcohol level was roughly .17. He had also been driving with a suspended license after previously receiving a DUI.

Ortiz has since been placed under arrest and is being jailed at Tulare County Jail.

No further details have been disclosed at this time.


Porterville and Tulare Personal Injury Car Accident Lawyer

Based on this news report, there is viable evidence that one of the motorists was under the influence and will, therefore, be held solely responsible for the injuries suffered by the driver and two passengers in the Buick. While police have confirmed that the suspect, Carlos Ortiz, 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 three injured victims 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 your loved one, have been involved in a DUI car crash and you are seeking answers, contact our experienced Porterville car accident injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.

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