Hollywood DUI Accident: Two Pedestrians Injured In Hollywood DUI Car Accident By Highland Avenue and Franklin Avenue
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (September 3, 2019) – Two pedestrians were injured in a DUI car accident near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Franklin Avenue.
Hollywood police are saying that the car accident took place around 11:10 p.m. Paramedics and police rushed to the scene in order to help the pedestrians.
Both had to be transported to the hospital in order to receive treatment. Police administered a field sobriety test to the driver that hit the pedestrian.
He was then placed under arrest on suspicion of felony DUI. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Car 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. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” There are a number of ways that even very moderate amounts of alcohol can affect a person’s driving:
- Reduced vision
- Reduced reaction time
- Reduced concentration
- Reduced cognitive functioning
It is a felony to cause an accident resulting in bodily harm while under the influence of alcohol. According to to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(f) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug to drive a vehicle. (g) It is unlawful for a person who is under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug to drive a vehicle.”
Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to seek medical treatment after an accident and to fully document your injuries. A pedestrian accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Hollywood Pedestrian Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a pedestrian accident? 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 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.