Suisun Driver Injures Pedestrians
I’m Ed Smith, a Suisun auto accident attorney. Authorities from the Suisun City Police Department reported in a press release that in Suisun, on the afternoon of Friday, December 9, 2016, two pedestrians sustained injuries in a collision involving a driver who may have been under the influence of methamphetamine.
The collision took place around 4:15 p.m. in a residential area on Pintail Avenue near the intersection at Seagull Drive. Police indicated that the two pedestrians had been traveling normally when they were both struck by a speeding pickup truck. Both of the pedestrians were taken by ambulance to local hospitals for treatment of what medical officials reported to be significant injuries.
Driver Identity and Arrest
The errant driver is a 38-year-old resident of Suisun. She was arrested at the scene of the collision on suspicion of feloniously operating her pickup truck under the influence of drugs and causing injury, and for misdemeanor counts of suspected possession of both methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Investigation of the incident is still underway. The woman has not as of yet admitted guilt for any of her suspected crimes.
Jail booking records indicate that her bail was set at a combined amount of $25,000 and that her first court appearance was on Tuesday, December 12, 2016.
The woman has commented online that she takes full responsibility for her actions and hopes that her dangerous behavior does not reflect on her family. She mentioned that she especially hopes to make clear that her brother, who is running for a seat on the Solano Community College District board of trustees, is not cast in a bad light because of her actions.
Methamphetamine and Driving
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that methamphetamine may seriously impair one’s ability to drive and that people arrested for driving under the influence of methamphetamine exhibited dangerous driver and driving behaviors including exceeding the speed limit, traveling lanes without signaling, driving erratically, nervousness, unintelligible speech, violent or irrational behavior, disorientation, and unconsciousness. The NHTSA also reports that drivers who are experiencing the withdrawal symptoms of methamphetamine are also likely to be impaired and unable to safely operate a vehicle.
Driving Under the Influence
Accidents such as this, that involve drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are responsible for almost one-third of all auto accident deaths in the United States. Many drivers who cause damages or injury as a result of driving under the influence of mind-altering substances have been charged with doing so one or more times in the past. In auto accident claims involving DUI, the intoxicated driver is always considered to be a negligent driver. However, determining all of the parties with liability in a case involving driving under the influence is more complicated than one might expect.
Necessity of Quick Action
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident it is important to contact and experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so an investigation into the events leading up to the collision can be performed. An attorney will help you hold the negligent party responsible and assist in obtaining compensation for your injuries and other damages.
Suisun Auto Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers
I’m Ed Smith, a Suisun City auto accident attorney. My primary office is located in Sacramento. You might be asking yourself why should I work with a Sacramento lawyer? Well, if you do an internet search for personal injury lawyers in Suisun, you may discover like I did, no lawyer who has been extensively reviewed on Yelp, Avvo and Google Plus who handles personal injury law exclusively. This is so important. I have been extensively reviewed by my peers and clients. It is crucial to choose an attorney with extensive personal injury experience and who also has lots of good reviews on social media, not just four or five reviews. Reviews on platforms like Yelp, Avvo and Google Plus tell it like it is. Read them and you will find out how an attorney is rated by those he or she serves. Besides, if you want to come talk to me about the details of your case, I will even pay to have Uber bring you to my office and return you home afterwards. This is true even if I do not handle your case.
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If you or a person that you love has suffered serious injuries due to the negligent driving of somebody under the influence of drugs or alcohol, please call me now at (707) 564-1900 for free, friendly advice. Or, if you are outside of the 707 area code, you can call my toll-free number, (800) 404-5400.
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