Jenny Mason Injured In Oroville Car Accident With Drunk Driver On Highway 162 While Riding Her Bicycle
OROVILLE, CALIFORNIA (May 23, 2019) – A 30-year-old woman riding her bicycle identified as Jenny Mason was injured in a car accident on State Route 162 with an alleged drunk driver.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 3:43 a.m. by the Gold Country Hotel & Casino. Police are saying that the drunk driving suspect was in a 2004 Audi.
Jenny Mason was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. She sustained major injuries. Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of felony DUI.
There is an ongoing investigation into the accident.
Liability In DUI Accidents
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), “Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but rather by the amount of alcohol drunk over time. Each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but only about 3200 are arrested.” Any person that chooses to drink and drive may face civil as well as criminal 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.” There are a number of laws designed to protect accident victims.
Any person that is injured in car accident may have the ability to collect damages for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. The costs associated with treating a serious pedestrian accident can be as high was $500,000. This can be a crashing burden for individuals as well as families. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Jenny Mason as she continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as the continue their investigation. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to break the law and operate their vehicles under the influence of alcohol.
Have you or someone that you love been injured 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 the medical and financial support that they need to fully recover. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.