I’m Ed Smith, a Marysville auto accident lawyer. An alleged drunk driver caused multiple collisions in Marysville on Thursday, June 21, 2018. California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the driver swiped multiple vehicles and ultimately caused a five-car accident after he drove his vehicle through oncoming lanes of a local road. Officers also said that several other hit-and-run crashes in the area were called in just prior to the DUI accident. Investigators suspect these hit-and-runs may have been caused by the same intoxicated driver. Thankfully, CHP reported that the drunk driver did not cause any other motorists or pedestrians serious injuries during this incident.
Many DUI accidents are much more serious. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published data showing that around one-third of fatal accidents that take place on United States roadways involve an intoxicated driver. Marysville is no exception and has been the site of numerous serious DUI crashes in recent years.
Data from UC Berkeley research shows that there were 523 injury-causing car accidents that took place in Marysville during 2008-2017. Out of these 523 crashes, 52 involved one or more drivers under the influence of alcohol. While DUI accidents only accounted for about 10 percent of traumatic Marysville collisions, they made up 25 percent of crashes involving fatal injuries. This means that crashes in Marysville are about 2.5 times more likely to be deadly if a drunk driver is behind the wheel.
Time and Location
DUI crashes in Marysville have mostly taken place between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and midnight, with 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. being the time slot with the highest density of crashes. The rate of DUI collisions also raises significantly on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Locations in Marysville that have been the site of a high number of DUI auto accidents include:
- 10th Street near the G Street intersection
- 12th Street between Yuba and Buchanan Streets
- E Street near 3rd Street
- The intersection at B and 12th Streets
- The intersection at 5th and J Streets
DUI and Negligence
When drivers make the decision to drive drunk, they put others in serious danger. Because of this, drunk drivers are considered negligent in the event of a crash and can usually be held responsible for the damages they have caused. However, drunk drivers may not be the only ones at fault. Parties who provided the driver with access to a vehicle or alcohol knowing that they would drive while intoxicated can also be considered partially responsible for the crash and may be liable to pay for damages as well.
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Marysville Car Accident Lawyers
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