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COTATI: Subaru Driver Injured In DUI Car Accident By Old Redwood Highway and Valparaiso Avenue


Jul 9, 2019

Cotati Porsche Accident: Subaru Driver Injured In Cotati DUI Car Accident By Old Redwood Highway and Valparaiso Avenue

COTATI, CALIFORNIA (July 9, 2019) – The driver of a Subaru was injured in a car accident after he was hit by a drunk driver near the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and Valparaiso Avenue.

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 7:03 p.m. on Sunday not far from downtown. The driver of a black Porsche ran into the back of a Subaru that was stopped at a traffic light. 

The force of the impact pushed the Subaru into an Acura. Rancho Adobe firefighters rushed to the scene in order to help the victim. 

Debris was spread across the roadway and the intersection was closed for hours following the accident. 

Liability In DUI Car Accidents

It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence and cause an accident that results in bodily injury. 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.” Victims of car accidents often suffer from a wide variety of injuries including: 

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Chest injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Head injuries

Victims of car accidents are protected by a number of laws. For example, they can hold the negligent driver accountable by filing a bodily injury claim. Damages can include money for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they only get paid if they are able to successfully resolve your case. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this car accident. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to break the law and operate under the influence of alcohol. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the Cotati police department as they continue their investigation.

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a car accident due to the negligence of a drunk driver? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need to recover. Whether you just have questions about you rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at  (888) 888-9285.

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