Menlo Park DUI Car Accident: Five Vehicle Accident Injured Multiple People In Menlo Park On U.S. Highway 101 By Marsh Road
MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA (August 11, 2019) – Multiple people were injured in a car accident with a drunk driver on U.S. Highway 101 near Marsh Road.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the car accident took place around 2:36 p.m. One person had to be transported to the hospital with major injuries.
Multiple lanes of the U.S. Highway 101 were blocked as a result of the crash. One driver was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.
Liability In DUI Car Accidents
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Every day in America, another 30 people die as a result of drunk driving crashes. That’s one person every 48 minutes.” It’s never safe to drink and drive. Those that choose to drink and get behind the wheel of a car will likely face 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 due to the negligence of a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim 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 options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 all of the support that they deserve. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need assistance after an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.