Drunk Driver Struck Female Pedestrian in Fullerton, CA
Fullerton, CA – Woman Hit By Drunk Driver While Crossing Orangethorpe Ave.
On the evening of March 1st, A woman was badly injured by a speeding vehicle in downtown Fullerton, California early Sunday night. The accident took place near Orangethorpe and Euclid street in Orange County. Police arrived on the scene before 10pm to find the woman had suffered serious injuries to her legs and upper body. Police Sergeant Eric Bridges reported that she was still in the hospital over 24 hours after the accident had occurred.
The police administered a field sobriety test on the driver whose silver Honda incited the accident. The driver, who was later identified as a 34 year Orange County resident, was arrested after failing to pass his sobriety test and for being in possession of drugs. Speed limits and road laws and blood alcohol limits are in place to keep drivers and pedestrians safe. When people ignore the laws, they not only endanger themselves but everyone else on the road with them.
According to the Organization for Driving Laws, the factors needed for a driver to be sentenced with DUI vary from state to state. Many states define a drunk driver as someone who does not necessarily need to be driving the car. Basically if they are seen in the car, then they have “physical control” over it. In California, the DUI laws require that the driver be physically driving the car in order for an arrest for driving under the influence to happen.
What happened this week in Fullerton is very unfortunate yet incredibly common, there are more cases of dangerous behavior on the road now than in the past, that’s because there are more drivers driving more miles on the same roads than ever before. It’s important that the victim receives compensation for the mental and bodily injuries that she has suffered. As Orange County, CA continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to stay safe while you’re driving and know who you can call if you or a loved one were involved in a motor vehicle accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can walk you through the steps of this process to give you confidence and reassurance during a difficult time.
Chudleigh Law P.C. is an Orange County, CA based law firm that helps victims that have been seriously injured in automobile, trucking, motorcycle, and all types of motor vehicle accidents. Hiring the right personal injury lawyer can make a huge difference in an accident involving serious injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact an experienced Orange County car accident attorney today.
Disclaimer: As the result of secondary sources used to complete this post, Chudleigh Law P.C. has not independently verified all facts in this story. If you read something that in inaccurate please contact Chudleigh Law P.C. and we will correct the inaccuracy. As members of the Orange County and the broader Southern California community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover events in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims, and raise awareness to increase the safety of all drivers in Orange County, and throughout California. However, this information should not be construed as legal advice.