Bicyclist, 2 Teens Injured in DUI Crash
WHITTIER (May 29, 2018)– According to the Whittier Police Department, a DUI collision involving two vehicles and a bicyclist was reported Tuesday morning at the intersection of Telegraph Road and Valley View Avenue.
According to authorities, the crash happened at 2:51 p.m.
Authorities report that a bicyclist had been riding on the sidewalk when the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light and struck a Toyota Prius also hitting the man riding the bike.
The bike rider sustained major injuries and was rushed to the ER and last said to have been in serious condition. He has not been identified at this time.
Meanwhile, two teens who were occupants of the Toyota Prius suffered injuries requiring them to be transported by ambulance to a hospital. The driver of the was uninjured.
Police performed a sobriety test on the driver of the pickup truck who was confirmed to have been under the influence. He was subsequently arrested at the scene and taken to jail on charges of driving under the influence.
No further details have been shared at this time.
DUI Injury Accident Lawyer
Based on this news report, there is viable evidence that the driver of the pickup truck will be held solely responsible for the injuries suffered by three victims. While police have confirmed that the suspect 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, all injured persons 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 a loved one have been the victim of a traffic accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our Whittier and Los Angeles personal injury lawyers today at 855-703-4186.
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