29-Year-Old Man Hit by Drunk Driver
LOCATION: Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
DATE OF COLLISION: Monday, October 8th
October 10, 2018- According to the Santa Cruz Sentinel, a man was struck by a drunk driver in a pedestrian versus auto collision earlier this week on Highway 17 near Mount Harmon Road.
California Highway Patrol officials have confirmed the incident occurred at 1:40 a.m.
According to the article, a 29-year-old man of Fremont experienced a flat tire forcing him to pull his vehicle over to the side of the road. While attempting to change his tire, Lauro Navarro Jr., 41, struck the unidentified male victim leaving him seriously injured.
The Fremont man was rushed to Dominican Hospital initially then to Santa Clara Valley Med Center, where he remains in serious condition but expected to survive.
Lauro Navarro Jr., 41, Arrested for DUI
While Navarro Jr. stopped following the collision, CHP authorities determined that he was indeed under the influence of what appeared to have been drugs. He was subsequently arrested and is currently in jail as of Wednesday afternoon.
No further details or information have been provided at this time.
*Our thoughts and prayers remain with the injured man who has suffered injuries in this senseless incident. We wish the victim a swift and full recovery.
Fremont Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, Lauro Navarro Jr. will be held liable for the collision and will also be arrested for being under the influence. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the 29-year-old man will likely be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit following this incident. Personal injury accident victims are entitled to compensation for damages hospital bills and medical expenses, lost work wages due to injury, and pain and suffering
Contact our staff of attorneys today if you are seeking information or legal counsel following an injury traffic accident at 855-703-4186.
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