On the afternoon of Sunday, April 21, a male motorist was injured in a DUI crash with 23-year-old Sofia Grace Alpert in Aptos. While traveling northbound on Highway 1, Alpert lost control of the Honda, spun out, and struck the center divider before colliding with a 1991 Volvo. Emergency responders airlifted her to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. The driver of the Volvo also suffered moderate injuries, for which he was taken to a hospital. Authorities arrested Alpert on suspicion of driving under the influence.
“Alcohol claims thousands of lives every year in the United States,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis. “Fortunately, legislation, education, and enforcement have contributed to a decreasing incidence of DUI-related deaths and injuries in recent years.”
In 2011, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S., the lowest incidence of fatalities since 1949, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most current data. Alcohol-related traffic deaths declined by 2.5 percent that year, accounting for 31 percent, or 9,878, of traffic fatalities.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorist who was injured in the DUI crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to Sofia Grace Alpert.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel originally reported this Aptos collision.
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