Child Injured In Brentwood Pedestrian Accident On Sunset Road and Trailside Drive
BRENTWOOD, CALIFORNIA (August 30, 2019) – A 12-year-old child was injured in a DUI pedestrian accident by the intersection of Sunset Road and Trailside Drive.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:05 a.m. An allegedly intoxicated driver was headed east as the 12-year-old was in the intersection.
Paramedics rushed to the scene and the victim had to be taken to the pediatric care unit The driver that his the victim was later arrested on charges of felony hit-and-run.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is a felony to operate a car under the influence of alcohol. Drivers that choose to drive a care while drunk may have criminal as well as civil liability. 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 involving a drunk driver can hold them accountable through a bodily injury claim.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a pedestrian accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any legal questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about the law or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.