Five people were injured in a San Francisco car accident when the driver lost control of a vehicle and crashed into a pole. According to a KTVU news report, the major injury car accident occurred at the intersection of Brazil Avenue and Munich Street in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood the morning of November 30, 2010. Officials say that the 31-year-old male driver lost control for unknown reasons.
A man and woman were critically injured in the accident and three others suffered minor injuries. One of the victims, a 30-year-old man who was sitting in the back seat, was thrown through the windshield and sustained life-threatening injuries. Police are trying to determine if the driver was under the influence of alcohol.
My thoughts and prayers are with the critically injured victims of this San Francisco car accident. I wish everyone injured in this horrendous accident a complete and rapid recovery.
San Francisco Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 35 people were killed and 3,577 were injured in San Francisco car accidents. During the same year, DUI collisions claimed eight lives and injured 309 people in San Francisco.
Was Alcohol a Factor?
Police are looking into whether alcohol played a role in this car accident. It is illegal under California to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “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 section also states that it is illegal for anyone to operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher.
If the driver is determined to have been at fault for this car accident, he could be held liable for the injuries and damages. Injured victims in such cases can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, surgeries, medications and even long-term care if the injuries are catastrophic. Car accident victims would also be well-advised to seek the counsel of a reputed San Francisco personal injury lawyer, who has the experience and successful track record of financially pursuing drunk drivers. For more information about the dangers of drunk driving, please visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving web site at www.madd.org.
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