DUI Crash Fatally Injures Ione Man
I’m Ed Smith, an Ione auto accident attorney. A single car accident took place near Ione on the morning of Saturday, August 12, 2017. The crash, unfortunately, critically injured one victim and fatally injured another victim.
A 20-year-old Ione man was driving his 2000 Acura at an unknown rate of speed northbound along Jackson Valley Road in the vicinity of Highway 88 at approximately 7:00 am. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of his vehicle, over-corrected and veered off the roadway. Consequently, the car overturned and struck a tree.
Was Anybody Injured?
The motorist of the Acura suffered major injuries due to the crash. He was transported via air ambulance to Kaiser South for treatment. The 19-year-old male passenger in the Acura, identified as a resident of Ione, suffered fatal injuries.
We extend our sympathies to the family members of the young man that passed away in this devastating crash. We also would like to wish a swift and speedy recovery for the other injured party.
What Caused the Crash?
It is still too early to decide a cause of the crash. A Traffic Collision Report may take up to two weeks from the date of the accident to be processed. Authorities reportedly detained the motorist of the Acura on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Drunk Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28 victims pass away in an alcohol-related motor vehicle accident every day in the United States. Drunk driving accidents claim more than 13,000 innocent lives per year. These damages and fatalities account for approximately $52 billion per year.
Alcohol is a substance that reduces the cognitive function of the brain by impairing reasoning, thinking and muscle coordination. All of these abilities are vital to operating a motor vehicle safely. The consequences of driving a car while impaired can lead to serious offenses. The charges for drunk driving range from misdemeanors to felony offenses. The penalties may even revoke a motorist’s license and charge them with fines and imprisonment. The cost of being caught while driving under the influence is extremely expensive. Not only can a first-time offense cost a driver up to $10,000 in legal fees and fines, but they may also face other serious charges if they are found at-fault of an automobile accident. Any accident involving a drunk driver causing bodily injury can result in severe penalties. For more information, contact an experienced Ione car accident lawyer.
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