A mother and son were injured in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, involved a drunk driver who ran a red light. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury car accident occurred at the intersection of MacArthur Boulevard and Greenville Street, the morning of June 6, 2011. Santa Ana police say a Toyota pickup truck ran a red light at the intersection and struck a Toyota Camry that was traveling east on MacArthur Boulevard. The female driver of the Camry and her son were transported to a local hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. The driver of the pickup truck was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. An investigation is ongoing.
My heart goes out to the injured victims of this Orange County car accident. Please keep the woman and her son in your thoughts and prayers. I wish them the very best for a speedy and complete recovery.
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were seven fatalities and 164 injuries involving alcohol-related crashes in Santa Ana. In Orange County as a whole, 62 people were killed and 1,492 were injured due to DUI collisions during the same year.
Violation of Laws
Based on this news report, it appears that the driver of the Toyota truck was not only under the influence, but also ran a red light at the intersection and caused the accident. 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.” Running a red light is also a serious traffic violation under California Vehicle Code Section 21453 (a).
If the driver of the pickup truck is determined to have been at fault, he could be held financially responsible for the injuries and damages caused here. Injured victims can seek compensation for all medical expenses, lost wages, cost of hospitalization, physical therapy, and other related damages.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact a reputed Orange County personal injury lawyer, who has a successful track record of financially pursuing drunk drivers and holding them accountable. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families. For more information about the dangers of driving under the influence, please visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) web site at www.madd.org.
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