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UPDATE: J. Drilling Injured In Fountain Valley Car Accident On San Diego 405 Freeway


Sep 28, 2019

J. Drilling Fountain Valley: J. Drilling Injured In Fountain Valley Car Accident On San Diego 405 Freeway

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CALIFORNIA (September 27, 2019) – A 39-year-old man identified as J. Drilling was injured in a car accident on the San Diego 405 Freeway with a drunk driver. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:50 a.m. At least four vehicles were involved in the accident which took place in a construction zone. 

The suspects car slammed into a 2008 Peterbuilt truck and J. Drilling’s car. It also plowed into the rear of a CHP vehicle.

Two CHP officers were injured in the crash as well as J. Drilling. The 19-year-old driver that is believed to have caused the accident was arrested on suspicion of DUI. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to take all of the victims to the hospital. 

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.1 This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” Alcohol has a number of very serious affects on drivers including:

  • Loss of judgement
  • Reduced coordination
  • Difficulty steering
  • Lowered alertness
  • Impaired perception 

It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident that results in bodily injury. According to California Vehicle Code 20001, “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and shall fulfill the requirements of Sections 20003 and 20004.”

Any person that is injured in a car accident with a drunk driver may be able to seek justice through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It’s important to get medical care after an accident. Failing to get the proper medical care may jeopardize your ability to file a claim down the road. 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 J. Drilling as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue to investigate. There needs to be some accountability for what happened.

If you or someone that you care about 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 are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. 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.

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