At about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, six people were injured in a wrong-way DUI collision on the 10 Freeway in Redlands. Forty-two-year-old Jason Parsons was traveling eastbound in a Volkswagen Passat on the westbound 10 Freeway when he collided with a black Cadillac Escalade near Ford Street. A 2007 Saturn Vue then struck the Escalade, causing one of the vehicle occupants to be ejected. Emergency responders extricated some of the victims, including a pregnant woman, using the Jaws of Life. Six people were taken to area hospitals. Authorities arrested Parsons on suspicion of DUI.
“Those who have suffered injury in a motor vehicle collision that is attributable to a driver’s negligence may pursue compensation for recovery-related expenses through the civil claims process,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Traffic collisions claimed the lives of or caused injury to 364 people in Redlands in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 48 of the fatal and injury accidents that year, with the OTS ranking Redlands 11th out of 103 similarly sized cities for its incidence of DUI crashes in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the six people who were injured in the wrong-way DUI crash.
The San Bernardino Sun originally reported this Redlands collision.
Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California car accident lawyer, feel free to call 866-981-5596.