At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1, six people were injured in a DUI rollover crash in Lytle Creek. While traveling southbound on Lytle Creek Road, the driver lost control of the white Lincoln Navigator after he failed to negotiate a curve and overcorrected, causing the vehicle to overturn multiple times. Emergency responders airlifted two of the victims to hospitals, and the other four were transported via ambulance. Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI. The accident is under investigation.
“Those who have been injured in an accident may file civil claims against the negligent driver in order to obtain compensation for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 11,866 people in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 1,351 of the collisions that resulted in injury or death. Statewide, alcohol-related crashes claimed 744 lives that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the six people who were injured in the DUI rollover crash.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Lytle Creek accident.
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