DUI Driver Ulises Valdez, 27, Hits Two Bicyclists in Sebastopol Crash
SEBASTOPOL, CA (May 13, 2021) – Authorities detained Ulises Valdez after a DUI crash on High School Road in Sebastopol.
The California Highway Patrol determined that the 27-year-old Sebastopol man was under the influence of alcohol when the accident occurred on Wednesday.
The incident began when Ulises Valdez was driving a Ram Rebel at a high rate of speed on High School Road in Sebastopol. At the same time, two bicyclists were riding separately north on the right shoulder.
Ulises Valdez approached the riders from behind and then lost control of his pickup on a left curve. He drove onto the shoulder and struck one cyclist, a 12-year-old boy.
Boy, 12; and Man, 50, Seriously Injured in High School Road Crash
The truck continued out of control back into the traffic lane and then back onto the right shoulder. CHP said the car ultimately hit the other bicyclist, a 50-year-old man.
Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and found both victims suffering from major injuries as a result of the collision.
Medical personnel rushed them to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment. They later took the child to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.
The Press Democrat wrote that the accident took place on May 12 at about 6 p.m., south of Gaye Road. Meanwhile, the Ram went off the road and ultimately slammed into a utility pole and a tree.
Officials also transported Valdez for treatment of major injuries. CHP soon arrested him on suspicion of felony DUI. The Sebastopol DUI crash is still under investigation.
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