3 Adults, 2 Children Injured in Sacramento DUI Crash at Florin and Power Inn
SACRAMENTO (September 16, 2018) – Several were injured after an alleged DUI crash in the area of Florin and Power Inn roads Sunday afternoon, according to The Sacramento Bee and KCRA.
The accident took place at about 5:30 p.m.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a pickup truck was being chased by a patrol car after its driver was seen traveling at about 65 to 70 mph.
The motorist, a 22-year-old man, then fled and ran a red light into the intersection going south on Power Inn. The suspect who was believed to have been drunk driving at the time ultimately hit four other cars.
Car Accident at Florin and Power Inn Roads Sunday
One of the vehicles struck by the pickup, a Ford Mustang, was forced into the median and into a ditch.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to a total of five people, including two young girls, who were hurt as a result of the crash.
The occupants of the Mustang were taken to the hospital with serious injuries while the other drivers were treated for minor wounds and were later released.
The names and condition of all the victims were not disclosed. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
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In this case, the driver of the pickup truck 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.
Aside from DUI, the man is also accused of speeding and fleeing law enforcement. 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 Sacramento 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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