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UPDATE: Charles Coulter, Justin Houk Injured In Morongo Valley Car Accident On Twentynine Palms Highway at Senilis Avenue


Aug 4, 2019

Charles Coulter Morongo Valley: Charles Coulter, Justin Houk Injured In Morongo Valley Car Accident On Twentynine Palms Highway at Senilis Avenue

MORONGO VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (August 4, 2019) –  Two people identified as Charles Coulter and Justin Houk were injured in  a car accident on Twentynine Palms Highway at Senilis Avenue. 

Morongo Valley police are saying that the accident took place around 12:57 p.m. A woman was driving a Ford Ranger on the highway when she rear-ended the car driven by Charles Coulter.

The force of the impact pushed the Ford Ranger driven by Charles Coulter into the path of a Dodge Ram driven by Justin Houk. Both victims were taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment. 

The driver that hit the victims was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, but she was later released to the hospital in order to get medical treatment. 

Liability In DUI 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.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” It is a felony to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Drivers that choose to drive drunk 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.” Commercial drivers are held to an even higher standard. It is unlawful for any commercial driver to have a BAC of 0.04 percent or higher. 

Any person that is injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver may have legal recourse. Damages in a civil claim can help with 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. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file claims, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Getting Help After A Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Charles Coulter and Justin Houk as they continue to recover. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened. Any person that may have seen the accident should reach out to the Morongo Valley Police Department. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We have the staff and resources to investigate your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. Whether you need more information about an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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