Car Crash In Orange County Injures Four
Four people were injured in a Laguna Beach auto accident after a suspected drunk driver crashed his BMW into three other vehicles. Evan Anwyl, 21, of Escondido, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a news report in The Orange County Register. This Orange County injury auto accident occurred the afternoon of March 22, 2009 after Anwyl hit one moving vehicle before he slammed into two parked cars on Camel Point Drive near Pacific Coast Highway.
Four people in the three vehicles suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a local hospital. Anwyl, the suspected drunk driver was not injured. Anwyl faces felony DUI charges, Laguna Beach police officials said.
I’m glad that everyone got out of this crash without catastrophic injuries, especially the victims hit by Evan Anwyl. I wish all four injured victims the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2006 traffic accident statistics, there were 15 alcohol-related injury accidents in Laguna Beach. In Orange County as a whole, in 2006, 75 deaths and 1,501 injuries were reported as a result of alcohol-related auto accidents.
California law prohibits motorists from operating any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) states: “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” The same code section also states that it is illegal for any person with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more to drive a vehicle.
I hope the suspected drunk driver, Evan Anwyl, is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He should be held both civilly and criminally responsible for the accident and injuries caused. The injured victims would be well-advised to contact a reputed Orange County auto accident attorney, who has experience and a successful track record representing victims of DUI auto accidents. In such cases, victims are able to get compensated for current and future medical expenses, loss of wages and other damages caused by the drunk driver.