[11-20-2021] Orange County, CA – One Person Injured Following a DUI Crash in Santa Ana

One unidentified woman was hurt after a two-vehicle crash involving a drunk driver in Santa Ana on early Saturday morning, November 20, 2021.

[11-20-2021] Orange County, CA - One Person Injured Following a DUI Crash in Santa AnaThe accident took place at North Main Street and West Main Place Drive in Santa Ana at around 12:35 a.m.

A 2014 Dodge Charger ran a red light at the intersection and collided with a 2004 Honda CR-V that was passing through. The Honda rolled to its side due to the severity of the impact, trapping the female passenger inside.

Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and extricated the trapped victim. The woman was immediately taken to an area hospital in an unknown condition.

The Dodge driver was uninjured in the mishap. Authorities later determined that he was under the influence at the time of the accident. The Dodge driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Local authorities are further investigating the case.

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DUI Crash Statistics

When a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is one of the most irresponsible and dangerous actions they can take. Driving under the influence increases your risk of being in a collision. In the United States, 28 people are killed each day by drunk drivers.

A total of 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in the United States in 2016, accounting for 28 percent of all traffic-related deaths.

Alcohol-impaired driving-related deaths rose from 911 in 2015 to 1,059 in 2016. There were 3,623 motor vehicle deaths in 2016, with 29.2 percent involving drivers who had a BAC of 0.08 or above.

Following a significant DUI accident, the intoxicated driver is likely to face serious criminal charges. Under California state law (California Vehicle Code 23513), a DUI that results in an injury to another person can be charged as a felony offense.

Orange County DUI Crash Lawyers for Victims

Those who have been involved in a DUI accident must fight back against the responsible party. It is essential to gather useful evidence to prove the liability of the guilty party.

An experienced DUI victim attorney near you can help you file a civil lawsuit on your behalf if a drunk or drugged motorist causes an accident that damages your life. Your lawyer can use evidence obtained during the criminal investigation to support your civil claim, including a DUI conviction.

Injured people’s rights are our number one priority at Arash Law. There are no defendants or insurance companies that we represent in this legal practice. Those who have been hurt can rely on our expertise, knowledge, and legal experience to protect their rights. A collision necessitates the greatest California DUI victim lawyer to be on your team.

We will go to any lengths necessary to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation. Schedule your free, no-obligation fatal vehicle accident case review by contacting Arash Law at (888) 488-1391 or by filling out the form on our website today.

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