[05-06-2023] Fresno County, CA – Two People Injured Following Suspected Multi-Vehicle DUI Collision Along Highway 99

Two people were injured following a suspected multi-vehicle DUI collisionTwo people were injured following a suspected multi-vehicle DUI collision along Highway 99, Southwest Fresno County, early Saturday morning, May 06, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened around 3:00 a.m. along northbound Highway 99 near Highway 180.

A 28-year-old driver aboard a Honda hit the back of a truck and was stalled within the lane. While a tow truck moved the Honda out of the way, a motorcyclist struck both vehicles.

Both the Honda driver and the motorcyclist sustained injuries and were transported to a nearby hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The motorcyclist is currently suspected of DUI, but authorities have yet to release further information about the collision.

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Those who suffer injuries in a DUI-related accident may feel frustrated, fearful, or doubtful. In the event of a collision, the driver who caused the collision is legally responsible for any injuries you sustain. Due to medical expenses and lost wages, the injured party may face severe financial challenges.

Although it may be difficult to stop all drunk driving accidents, California law protects those injured in DUI accidents.

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What Should You Do After a DUI Accident?

Traumatic DUI accidents can cause physical harm, emotional distress, and financial hardship. When you’re involved in an accident like this, protecting your rights, safety, and health is crucial. This checklist will give you tips on handling its aftermath:

  • It should be your top priority to get medical help. Also, check the condition of other people involved.
  • Inform the police about the collision. The authorities will investigate to confirm if the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol or not.
  • Get essential details such as the driver’s name, contact details, license plate number, and insurance information.
  • Take pictures of the accident scene, including the damaged vehicles and the victims’ injuries.
  • You must report the accident to your insurance provider and recount the necessary information regarding the accident.
  • Please speak with our DUI accident attorneys. They’ll defend your rights and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
DUI Accident Statistics

In the US, drunk driving accidents cause the deaths of 32 people every day, or one every 45 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2020, drunk drivers caused 11,654 traffic deaths, an increase of 14% from the previous year.

According to a study by the California DUI Management Information System, the number of fatal collisions caused by alcohol increased by 5.8% between 2016 and 2017. Driving while intoxicated poses severe risks to both drivers and other road users. Additionally, drunk drivers waste about two billion gallons of fuel annually, harming the environment.

In 2019, there were 10,142 drunk driving deaths in the US and 949 in California alone, resulting in a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 people in the state compared to the national rate of 3.1. In 2014, drunk driving accounted for 26.3% of all traffic fatalities in California and 28.1% in the United States.

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