Los Angeles DUI Accident: 13-Year-Old Injured In Glendale DUI Car Accident On Verdugo Road Near Glorietta Park
GLENDALE, CALIFORNIA (August 26, 2019) – A 13-year-old boy was critically injured in a DUI car accident on Verdugo Road not far from Glorietta Park.
Los Angeles police officials are saying that the accident took place around 8:00 p.m. and that the victim was in a crosswalk at the time of the accident.
A witness saw the pedestrian in the crosswalk with lights flashing to warn drivers. One driver honked their horn in order to warn another driver about the pedestrian in the crosswalk. But that driver still hit the pedestrian.
Paramedics rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the boy who was injured. He had to be transported to the hospital.
Police arrested the driver that hit the boy on suspicion of felony DUI. According to police records the suspect had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30%, nearly 4 times the legal limit. His bail has been set at $100,000.
Liability In DUI Car Accidents
According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, “An average drunk driver has driven drunk over 80 times before first arrest.” There is an epidemic of drunk drivers on the road on the United States. It is a felony to cause an accident while under the influence of alcohol. “(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 DUI accidents often suffer from a wide variety of injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
- Post traumatic stress disorder
Any person that is injured in a car accident with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover 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 can begin working to make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A DUI Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the the young boy who was injured in this accident in front of Glorietta Park. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the Los Angeles police department. It is deeply troubling that someone would allegedly drive with a BAC nearly 4 times the legal limit.
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 help in any way that we can. We care deeply about making sure that accident victims get all of the legal and medical support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about the law 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.