At about 3 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12, a driver ran a red light in Napa, causing the crash that injured 43-year-old motorist Sidney Lierle, of Clearlake. While traveling southbound on Highway 29, 36-year-old Timothy Winget, of Suisun City, failed to stop for a red light at Jameson Canyon Road, entered the intersection, and turned east in front of Lierle. Emergency responders transported the two drivers to an area hospital to receive treatment for the trauma they suffered. Authorities arrested Winget on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
“Drivers who operate motor vehicles while intoxicated and harm others face criminal charges and civil actions,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “as the state will penalize them for violating its laws and the victims will hold them liable for expenses associated with their recoveries.”
The city of Napa accounted for 1 of the 9 fatalities and 301 of the 808 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in the county in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 54 of the accidents that resulted in injury or death in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Sidney Lierle, the motorist who was injured in the collision with the driver who ran a red light.
The Napa Valley Register originally reported this crash.
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