Fullerton, CA – Drunk Driver Injures Many in Pedestrian Accident
Fullerton, CA (February 10, 2019) – In Fullerton, a drunk driver slammed into multiple people in a serious pedestrian accident that took place on West Santa Fe Avenue.
The accident was reported around 1:48 a.m. today, February 10, when multiple bars and restaurants in the area were closing. That’s when 22-year-old Christopher Solis came barreling through in his Toyota Tacoma and struck multiple pedestrians. The pickup truck went up the sidewalk before it struck a tree.
Bystanders and police rushed to help a total of ten pedestrians who became trapped underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was lifted and all of the parties were pulled out to safety. Ten people between the ages of 18-49 years old were transported to the hospital, some of which had moderate injuries and others who had life-threatening injuries.
Three other vehicles had been struck by the pickup truck and sustained minor to moderate damage. Solis was arrested on DUI charges that caused great bodily injury.
Police are still conducting an investigation on the accident at this time.
DUI Accidents in California
Between 2003-2012, over 10,000 people were killed in DUI accidents across all of California. DUI accidents are so much different than other types of accidents due to the fact that those who cause these accidents are committing a crime. If you can prove that somebody was intoxicated and acted negligently at the time of the accident, it can make gaining compensation so much easier than you might have expected. Our drunk driving accident attorneys understand that you are going through a difficult time and need assistance when it comes to your case.
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