Four people sustained varying degrees of injuries after a suspected DUI crash in Desert Hot Springs on Sunday morning, October 9.
The crash transpired at approximately 2:31 a.m. in the area of 20th Street and Palm Drive in Desert Hot Springs.
A white Lexus traveled westbound on 20th Street when it ran a stop sign and broadsided a southbound white Chevrolet on Palm Drive.
The Lexus driver sustained significant injuries and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Meanwhile, the 36-year-old female Chevrolet driver and her two children complained of pain and were taken to an area hospital to receive treatment.
Authorities believe that intoxication may have played a role in the crash. But information about the accident is limited at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the accident.
DUI Crash Statistics
It’s not uncommon for car accidents to happen at unexpected times. There are still safety concerns on California roadways, even though people have been trained and implemented safety programs. Driver negligence has increased dramatically in recent years, which is cause for serious concern.
The suspect was driving under the influence of drugs when the accident occurred, so he bears the brunt of the blame. The most reckless and dangerous thing a driver can do is drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drunk drivers put the lives of innocent people — as well as their own — in grave danger.
While the state of California and the country as a whole have made great strides in the fight against drunk driving, there is still a long way to go. The NHTSA estimates that about 10,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of DUI-related accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, alcohol and drugs are involved in approximately 18% of fatal car accidents.
Riverside County Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of DUI Crashes
Every car accident is different, and you’ll need attorneys with the right mix of experience and skill to handle your case effectively and get you the compensation you deserve. When it comes to car accident cases, our attorneys have seen it all and know how to handle just about any situation that may come their way.
Arash Law’s attorneys work hard to build a solid case and get our clients a fair settlement. They are well-versed in the strategies employed by insurance companies and are adept at overcoming the obstacles that stand in their way. Your lawyer will not only make sure you act in time, but they will also be able to conduct a thorough investigation into the DUI accident, allowing you to make the most robust possible personal injury case.
Have you been injured because of a drunk driver’s recklessness? Please speak with our attorneys from Arash Law now. We do our best to hold defendants and large insurance companies accountable. Call us at (888) 488-1391 or send us an email to get started on your no-risk, no-obligation case review.