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DUI Crash Injures San Joaquin County Deputy

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January 19, 2018
Edward Smith

DUI Crash Injures San Joaquin County Deputy

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. A suspected impaired driver was involved in a car accident with a deputy outside Stockton on the night of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Unfortunately, the collision caused the deputy to suffer traumatic injuries.

We send our thoughts for a speedy and full recovery for the deputy hurt in this accident.

What Happened?

A deputy from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department was conducting a traffic stop along the south shoulder of Lathrop Road at approximately 6:30 pm. The deputy was issuing a traffic citation while standing next to his patrol motorcycle. A woman was driving her vehicle eastbound along Lathrop Road when she allegedly allowed her car to drift off the roadway and collide with the motorcycle. The impact of the collision caused the motorcycle to hit the deputy, causing him to fall down.

Nature of Injuries

Officials reported that the deputy was hospitalized for his injuries following the incident. An update on his condition has not yet been released.

Accident Investigation

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) performed a sobriety test on the female driver involved in the auto accident. The woman was believed to be driving under the influence (DUI) and was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail.

Drunk Driving and Auto Accidents 

Drunk driving is an ongoing problem in California despite Statewide Impairment Reduction (SIR) campaign grants. When an intoxicated driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, their senseless decision can place themselves and others on the road at risk of serious injury or even death. If a drunk driver causes an auto accident, victims are entitled to full compensation for incurred losses.

Such losses include the following:

If you or someone you love has been involved in an auto accident with a drunk driver or otherwise impaired driver, it is important to seek immediate treatment for your injuries. Having your symptoms documented in medical records is vital in filing a personal injury claim against the automobile insurance policy of the at-fault party. Additionally, it is important to discuss the details of your case with an experienced personal injury attorney. An attorney with years of experience can protect your rights as a plaintiff and secure fair compensation for your damages.

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Stockton Car Accident Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Stockton car accident lawyer. Suffering any kind of injury or damage in a car accident caused by a DUI driver can be infuriating. You do not have to endure this egregious behavior alone. I help people injured by drunk drivers. Please reach out to me by calling (209) 227-1931. My advice is compassionate, friendly and free.  I can also be contacted at (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

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