Coachella Car Accident: Four People Injured In Coachella DUI Car Accident On Highway 86 By Avenue 52
COACHELLA, CALIFORNIA (July 28, 2019) – At least four people were injured in a head-on car accident with a drunk driver on Highway 86.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. not far from Avenue 52. A driver suspected of DUI allowed his vehicle to drift which then collided head-on with another car.
There were at least four people in the car that were hit including three adults and one child. The driver that hit them is expected to be charged with felony DUI.
Liability In DUI Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control, “Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” Alcohol is a factor in over 25% of all car accidents. Most drivers will operate their vehicles drunk dozens of times before they are eventually caught.
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.” Drivers that choose to operate their vehicle under the influence of alcohol may face civil as well as criminal liability.
The victim of any DUI accident may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Injuries in a head-on accident may include broken bones, head-trauma and PTSD. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A DUI Accident
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in an accident with an intoxicated driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need. Whether you need assistance after an accident or just have questions about the law we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.