At around 7 p.m. on Monday, October 17th, three people were injured in an off-road crash involving a suspected drunk driver in Boulder Creek. While traveling on Empire Grade Road, 22-year-old Brittany Beus lost control of her 1991 Honda Civic south of Jamison Creek Road. The car rolled onto its roof, trapping and critically injuring the passenger in the back seat. Firefighters had to remove the vehicle’s door to extricate the 24-year-old man. Beus and the passenger in the front seat were also injured. All three were transported to hospitals for treatment, one of them by helicopter. Police have arrested Beus on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, explains a California practicing attorney.
Santa Cruz County accounted for 19 of the 2,373 fatalities and 1,239 of the 207,651 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in traffic accidents throughout the state in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, alcohol contributed to 8 of the fatal and 161 of the injury crashes that occurred in Santa Cruz County.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the three people who were injured in the off-road crash in Boulder Creek last Monday a full recovery.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel originally reported this drunk driving accident.
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