Richard Thomas, 72, Injured in San Jacinto Car Accident
SAN JACINTO (October 28, 2018) – An elderly driver was hospitalized after an alleged DUI crash in the area of Ramona Expressway and State Street on Saturday afternoon, according to NBC Los Angeles.
The victim has been identified as 72-year-old Richard Thomas, of Yucaipa.
As per the article, Riverside County sheriff’s department said Thomas tried to make a left turn from northbound State Street to westbound Ramona Expressway when his car was struck by another vehicle.
Angelica Huaste, 23, Arrested For DUI
The motorist in the other car, 23-year-old Angelica Huaste, was traveling east on Ramona Expressway when she entered the intersection and hit the vehicle Thomas was driving. Both cars sustained major damage upon impact.
Deputies affirmed that Thomas was then transported to the hospital with unspecified injuries.
Meanwhile, Huaste reportedly obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. The San Jacinto woman was later booked into custody at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.
Riverside County Personal Injury Lawyer
Ms. Angelica Huaste is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. DUI 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.
Mr. Richard Thomas will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking 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, contact our experienced Riverside County personal injury lawyers at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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