Deputy Lance Williams Calaveras: Deputy Lance Williams Injured In Calaveras DUI Car Accident By Spicer Meadow Reservoir
CALAVERAS, CALIFORNIA (September 30, 2019) – Calaveras County sheriff’s Deputy Lance Williams was injured in a car accident with an alleged drunk driver by Spicer Meadow Reservoir.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around Spicer Meadow Reservoir. A 42-year-old man traveling in the opposite direction of Deputy Lance Williams veered into this lane.
Deputy Lance Williams was unable to avoid the collision and collided with the other driver. The 42-year-old driver that hit the police officer was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.
Deputy Lance Williams was taken to the Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas in order to receive treatment.
Liability In Car Accidents
According to the Centers For Disease Control, “In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.” Even a moderate amount of alcohol can have very serious and adverse implications for a person’s ability to drive safely including:
- Blurred vision
- Reduced coordination
- Impaired judgement
- Lowered alertness
- Difficulty steering
It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident that results in injury. 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.” Victims of DUI accidents may be entitled to numerous sources of aid.
Public officials and all employees in California will typically be entitled to worker’s compensation if they are injured while they are on the job. An injured worker may also be able to seek damages by filing a bodily injury claim against the at fault driver. 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 legal options are.
Getting Help After A Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Deputy Lance Williams as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to investigators. It is deeply unfortunate that so many drivers choose to break the law and endanger their own life and the life of everyone else on the road by drinking and driving.
Have you or someone that you care about 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 answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get all of the medical and financial support that they need to recover. 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.