At about 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 44-year-old motorist Charles Pina was seriously injured in a DUI crash in Angwin. While traveling northbound on White Cottage Road South in a 1994 Acura, 46-year-old William Fontana veered into opposing lanes of traffic and collided with Pina’s 1993 Toyota pickup truck. Pina suffered major trauma and was transported to an area hospital. Authorities arrested Fontana on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
“When a motorist sustains serious injuries in an accident that is attributable to the negligence of another driver, the motorist may file a personal injury claim against the driver in order to receive compensation for recovery-related expenses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout Napa County, 891 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current statistics. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that 30 percent of all drivers who were killed in crashes in California in 2010 tested positive for legal and/or illegal drugs-reflecting a trend of rising drug-related traffic fatalities in the state.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Charles Pina, the motorist seriously injured in the DUI crash.
The Napa Valley Register originally reported this Angwin collision.
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