Seven People Injured In Bakersfield Car Accident On DiGiorgio Road With Drunk Driver
BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA (August 13, 2019) – Seven people were injured in a car accident with a suspected drunk driver on DiGiorgio Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place near Cottonwood Road. A man driving a car drifted over into the opposite lanes and traffic and hit a car that was carrying 5 people.
At least two of the children in the car had to be transported to the Madera’s Valley Children’s Hospital. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Any person that is injured in an accident due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a car accident with a drunk driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.