[05-24-2023] Los Angeles County, CA – Male Pedestrian Injured Following DUI Two-Vehicle Collision in Newhall

[05-24-2023] Male Pedestrian Injured Following DUI Two-Vehicle Collision in NewhallA pedestrian was injured in a DUI collision in Santa Clarita on Wednesday evening, May 24, 2023.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s officials said that the incident occurred at a Chevron Gas Station on the 20500 block of Newhall Avenue at around 8:00 p.m.

According to Deputy Natalie A., the victim was putting air in his vehicle’s tire when Andres M., 32 years old, in a white Ford F-150, backed up into the victim’s
vehicle, which caused the victim to be struck by his own car.

The victim had to be brought to the local hospital due to his injuries. He survived the ordeal with non-fatal injuries.

The suspect was found to be under the influence and was arrested for felony DUI with injury.

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Alcohol and drug accidents may cause physical harm, psychological distress, and financial hardship. Following such an accident, you must protect your rights, safety, and health. Here are some steps you can follow to handle this situation effectively:

  • Inspect your body for injuries, then seek medical care immediately. Examine the state of the other victims.
  • Report the collision to the authorities. Investigators will determine whether the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Obtain the drunk driver’s name, address, phone number, license plate number, and insurance information.
  • Taking pictures of the accident site, including the damaged vehicles and any wounds you or the other victims might have received, would be beneficial.
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DUI Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 37 people are killed in drunk driving accidents in the United States every day, or one every 39 minutes. There were 11,654 drunk driving-related traffic fatalities in 2020, a 14% increase from the previous year.

According to data from the California DUI Management Information System, fatal accidents involving alcohol rose by 5.8% between 2016 and 2017. Drunk drivers put other road users and themselves in danger. Additionally, drunk drivers waste 2 billion gallons of fuel annually, harming the environment.

There were 949 drunk driving fatalities in California in 2019 and 10,142 in the US. It results in a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 people in the state, compared to 3.1 nationally. In 2014, drunk-driving was the cause of 26.3% of injuries in California and 28.1% of traffic injuries in the US.

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