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UPDATE: Murat Baspehlivan Injured In Napa DUI Car Accident On Highway 29 By Tower Road


Sep 18, 2019

Murat Baspehlivan Napa: Murat Baspehlivan Injured In Napa DUI Car Accident On Highway 29 By Tower Road

NAPA, CALIFORNIA (September 18, 2019) – A 48-year-old man identified as Murat Baspehlivan was seriously injured in a car accident on Highway 29 at Tower Road. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 2:08 a.m. A 36-year-old woman driving a Chevy Malibu was heading south when she crossed into the northbound lanes. 

She collided head-on into a 2019 Kia Forte being driven by Murat Baspehlivan. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to transport both driver to the hospital. 

Murat Baspehlivan and the other driver were both critically injured. Police arrested the driver of the Chevy Malibu on suspicion of felony DUI. 

An investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In DUI Car Accidents

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, “Youth who start drinking before age 15 years are six times more likely to develop alcohol dependence or abuse later in life than those who begin drinking at or after age 21 years.” There are a number of measures that can be taken in order to reduce the likelihood of DUI accidents:

  • High visibility law enforcement
  • Ignition interlock devices
  • Self driving cars
  • Driver Alcohol Detection Systems for Safety (DADSS)

Victims of DUI accidents are often left with very serious injuries including broken bones, head trauma, back injuries, organ damage and PTSD. According to WebMD, “PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster.”

It is a felony to operate a motor vehicle  under the influence of alcohol and cause an accident resulting in bodily injury. The victim of such an accident may be able to hold the at fault driver responsible through a bodily injury claim. 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 for free 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 Murat Baspehlivan as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the California Highway Patrol as they continue their investigation.There needs to be some accountability for this accident. 

If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a DUI accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply about working to make sure that accident victims get 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.

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