On the night of Sunday, January 27, two people were injured in a DUI crash in Bakersfield. While traveling on Union Avenue, between Alpine and Truxtun Avenues, the driver of a pickup truck struck a curb and collided with another truck, the impact causing it to overturn. Emergency responders transported the drivers to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries ranging from minor to moderate. Authorities suspect the driver of the first truck may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident.
“When a motor vehicle collision causes injury, the victims may file personal injury claims against the negligent driver for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Bakersfield accounted for 16 of the 87 fatalities and 1,442 of the 4,278 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in Kern County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 40 of the fatal and 447 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were injured in the DUI crash.
www.kget.com originally reported this Bakersfield collision.
Additional information on the injury claims process is available to the public free of charge through our office.
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