Brittany Chase, April Molina Saratoga Springs: Brittany Chase, April Molina Injured In Saratoga Springs Head-On Car Accident On Route 50 With Driver Suspected of DUI
SARATOGA SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA (June 8, 2019) – Two women identified as Brittany Chase and April Molina were seriously injured in a head-on car accident on Route 50.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the car accident took place around 7:45 p.m. by Ballston Avenue and Leonards Road. A 2008 Honda accord was heading south of Route 50 when it drifted to the right side of the road and hit a guide rail.
The driver of the Accord then veered left and crossed a double yellow line before hitting a 2014 Chevy Cruze carrying Brittany Chase and April Molina.
Both victims sustained numerous injuries and had to be airlifted to the hospital. Police are saying that the suspect has been cited with misdemeanor DUI, but additional charges may be coming.
The road where the accident took place was closed until 3:00 a.m. as police were continuing their investigation.
Head-On Collision Statistics
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They make up only 2% of all car accidents, but they account for over 10% of all fatal accidents. Those that manage to survive a head-on collision are often left with catastrophic injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Internal trauma
Many victims will not even realize the full extent of their injuries from a head-on accident until several months later. For example, a number of accident victims will suffer from PTSD following a serious accident. According to the NCBI, “Individuals who experience a serious motor vehicle accident (MVA) are at increased risk for psychological problems, particularly Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).”
Liability In Head-On Collisions
Drivers have a legal responsibility to abstain from alcohol and other substances when they are on the road. 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.” Drivers that choose to drink and drive will likely face civil as well as criminal liability.
Any person that is injured in a head-on collision will be able to hold the negligent driver accountable through a civil claim. Damages in a civil claim can help victim’s recover money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can investigate your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. It doesn’t cost any money to hire an attorney and they can immediately begin working to get you the medical and financial support that you need.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Brittany Chase and April Molina as they continue to recover. There needs be some accountability for what has happened. Someone could have easily been killed. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to CHP so that justice can be done.
Have you or someone that you love been injured in a car 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 take pride in fighting on behalf of our clients to get them the support that they need to recover. Whether you need a free investigation into your case or just have questions about your rights we are always here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.