A crash can lead to significant injuries, especially when a driver is under the influence. When a person is driving under the influence, they may not slow down or react to a potential oncoming collision, leading to a collision at a higher speed. Crashes at higher speeds exponentially increase the risk of serious injuries and deaths, which is why there are speed limits and laws to discourage and penalize driving under the influence.
In this case, a driver accused of driving under the influence drove into an intersection without stopping, which led to a collision. The news reports that a 37-year-old man was speeding south on Capay Avenue when he entered the intersection at Second Street without stopping. There, he collided with a 64-year-old woman’s truck.
The driver of the truck didn’t immediately seek medical help but did report that she was in pain. The driver accused of being intoxicated was taken to the hospital for treatment because he had suffered a laceration to his face and head. The hospitalized driver was investigated, and he was arrested at the hospital.
This crash is a good example of why it’s never a good idea to drink and drive. Drivers who are intoxicated may miss simple signs, like stop signs, and drive too quickly. They could end up causing a crash all because of being impaired.
As someone who has been involved in a collision because of a driver who was intoxicated, it’s important that you understand your rights. You can pursue a claim and have a right to look into obtaining compensation.