Ventura, CA – Passenger Hospitalized in DUI Crash
Ventura, CA (July 31, 2018) – A passenger suffered injuries in an early morning DUI crash on Monday. The crash occurred at South Victoria Avenue and Olivas Park in Ventura around 2:25 am. Ventura police report that the vehicle crashed into a traffic signal at the intersection.
The driver suffered serious injuries as his legs were trapped underneath the vehicle. Rescue workers arrived on the scene and freed the injured driver. He is currently in a local trauma center receiving medical treatment. A passenger in the vehicle also sustained injuries. The passenger is also in the hospital with unknown injuries.
Following an investigation, Ventura police charged the driver with DUI. Neither the driver nor the passenger have been identified. The crash remains under investigation with Ventura police. No further information is available at this time.
Los Angeles DUI Accident
This case highlights the dangers of drunk driving. Deciding to ride as a passenger in a vehicle driven by an impaired person is just as dangerous as driving while impaired. The risks of DUI are enormous and are never justified. With numerous options, including Uber, traditional taxi services, and smartphones available to call anyone at any time, there is no reason for a DUI accident to occur.
Despite this, thousands of DUI related crashes are reported in Los Angeles and surrounding communities yearly. The victims of these crashes are often seriously and sometimes fatally injured through no fault of their own. In most cases, the DUI driver violates a traffic law or drives recklessly, causing a violent collision.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in Los Angeles DUI accident, you should seek immediate legal representation. DUI cases have many special issues that must be handled by an experienced Southern California DUI accident attorney. In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the at-fault driver for reckless behavior.
At the Los Angeles Injury Group, our attorneys want to help if you have been hurt in a DUI accident. For your free consultation, call us at 310-954-7248.