2 Injured in San Bernardino DUI Hit-and-Run Crash on 215 Freeway Thursday
SAN BERNARDINO (August 24, 2018) – At least two were injured, one seriously, after an alleged DUI hit-and-run crash on the 215 Freeway bridge late Thursday night, according to CBS Los Angeles and ABC 7 News.
The accident took place at approximately 10:45 p.m. near University Parkway.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a vehicle was traveling on the southbound 215 Freeway when it slammed into a big rig that was carrying peaches and plums at the time.
The truck was forced into a guardrail, off the side of the freeway overpass before landing on University Parkway. The force of the collision caused the cab and trailer to be separated, before hitting three other vehicles and coming to a complete stop on an embankment.
Big Rig Crash on 215 Freeway Near University Parkway
The operator of the truck was pinned inside the car as a result of the crash. The driver was rescued and was immediately taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
CHP affirmed that a woman riding in one of the cars that was hit by the tractor-trailer was also pulled from the wreckage and was hospitalized with minor wounds. The names of the victims and their condition at this time were not released.
Meanwhile, the male motorist who struck the big rig sped away following the wreck. The suspect was later located and arrested on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicants and hit-and-run.
San Bernardino Personal Injury Lawyer
In this incident, it is evident that the driver of the Kia will be held fully responsible for causing the collision that injured the other motorist involved. The suspect is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs which has corresponding criminal penalties as it is considered as a serious wrongdoing throughout the state.
Aside from DUI, the man also fled the scene after causing the crash. These two factors leave the truck driver and the woman riding one of the cars involved a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault individual. The claim will include a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs and lost wages.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim of an auto accident caused by someone’s negligence and wrongdoing, we encourage you to speak with our San Bernardino personal injury lawyer at 855-703-4186 to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Call us for a free case consultation.
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