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One Injured in Alleged Napa County DUI Crash

One Hurt During Alleged Napa County DUI Crash

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020, one person suffered injuries during a crash that took place in Napa County. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident only involved one vehicle and happened at a highway location. While the crash remains under investigation, CHP placed the driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old woman from Napa, under arrest for suspected DUI following the collision.

Crash Details

Police reported that this crash occurred at about 8:15 p.m. on Highway 128 at the intersection of Highway 121 in a rural area south of Lake Berryessa. Officers indicated that the vehicle traveled through the intersection and, for unknown reasons, left the road. The car drove a short distance off-road before finally crashing into a nearby fence.

After the accident was reported, CHP officers were sent to the site. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the passenger of the vehicle, a 22-year-old woman, had sustained injuries. While specific details regarding her injuries were not available, medical officials indicated that they were not severe.

Investigation

As police continue to investigate this crash, a full report on suspected crash factors hasn’t been released. Often, crashes like this one involve more than one causal factor and may even include non-driver causes like defective car parts or dangerous issues with roads. In these cases, parties like government entities or car product manufacturers may be partially responsible for the collision.

Delayed Symptom Injuries

After a car accident, people are often in a state of shock. With their body full of adrenaline, many don’t even notice that they have been injured until well after the accident takes place, especially if the injury isn’t immediately visible. Furthermore, some injuries don’t develop symptoms for a significant period of time following the accident. For instance, a traumatic brain injury can take weeks or even months to fully develop, and if left untreated, is likely to cause secondary trauma or dangerous complications.

Because of this, it is very important to make sure that you receive professional medical attention after being injured in a crash, especially if you notice worsening issues like neck pain, dizziness, fatigue, or headaches.

Calling an Attorney

Even a relatively minor accident injury can have a big impact on your life. In many cases, people who’ve suffered trauma during car accidents are unable to work for a period of time, making it hard to afford the medicine and medical care that they need to recover. To ensure you can afford the treatment you deserve, it’s best to reach out to a Napa personal injury attorney for specific advice about your case. With the help of a skilled lawyer, people are often able to obtain the compensation that they need to move forward with their lives after sustaining serious trauma.

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