2 Injured by Drunk Driver
VISALIA (January 3, 2018)- According to YourCentralValleyNews, a man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a collision this morning on Houston Avenue.
Visalia police officials responded to the crash site shortly after midnight involving a 2011 Chevy Silverado and a 2007 Toyota FJ.
Authorities have reported that Nicholas Nunez, 26, was the operator of the Chevy traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of Houston Avenue before striking the Toyota head-on.
Both occupants in the Toyota suffered moderate injuries and was transported to hospitals for their injuries.
Nicholas Nunez Arrested for DUI
Meanwhile, police officials determined that Nunez had been behind the wheel under the influence of both narcotics and inhalants. He was initially taken to a hospital for minor injuries but will be booked and taken to Tulare County Adult Pretrial Facility until further notice.
No further details have been provided at this time.
Visalia Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on this news report, there is viable evidence that one of the motorists was under the influence and will, therefore, be held solely responsible for the injuries suffered by the driver and two passengers in the Buick. While police have confirmed that the suspect, Nicholas Nunez, was under the influence, there are still several unanswered questions here which include whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, both injured victims involved in this collision and not held responsible will be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit respectively against the liable motorist. Victims involved in these accidents may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income, and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a DUI car crash and you are seeking answers, contact our experienced Visalia car accident injury lawyers as we are here to provide you with the advice and the guidance that you may need following a sudden traumatic accident. Call Johnson Attorneys Group today at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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