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Redding Rollover Crash Leads to DUI Arrest

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November 19, 2021
Edward Smith

Suspected Drunk Driver Causes Redding Rollover

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Redding, California, on Monday, November 15, 2021, following a rollover crash.  The Redding rollover accident occurred in a roundabout intersection.

Details of the Crash

At approximately 6:15 p.m. on Monday, a man driving a Chevy pickup truck was traveling south on Shasta View Drive in Redding when his truck ran off the road in advance of the roundabout located at the intersection of Shasta View and Inspiration Place. The truck damaged a light pole and rolled over at least once. 

The driver, a 23-year-old old man from Redding, was located by police officers near the crash site. He was placed under arrest on suspicion of DUI.

Police Response to Redding Rollover

When officers from the Redding Police Department arrived at the scene, they found a 2004 Chevrolet truck on its side. Debris and vehicle parts were scattered throughout the road. The light pole that the truck crashed into as it careened out of control had been sheared off at the base and was also lying in the roadway. The aftermath of the crash left the roundabout intersection unusable until clean-up of the area was completed.

Driver Arrested

The driver of the Chevy truck was arrested and booked into the Shasta County Jail. He was charged with suspicion of DUI. Online records reveal that he was later released.

Investigation of the Redding Rollover Crash Continues

The Redding Police Department has asked that anyone with additional information with regard to this Redding rollover accident call (530) 225-4200 and reference file number 21R074871. Callers can remain anonymous.

What is a Roundabout?

In the United States, roundabouts are traffic control devices in which vehicles travel counterclockwise around an elevated center island. Traffic entering the roundabout is to yield the right-of-way to vehicles that are already circulating. In higher traffic areas, the entrance curve is designed to be sharp enough so that vehicles must slow to around 15-20 miles per hour (mph). In more rural areas, they are designed to accommodate higher speeds of 30-35 mph. While navigating within the roundabout, vehicles keep slower and more consistent speeds than they would on a straightaway, given the proximity of the center island and the close radius of the circular design.

The primary goal of a roundabout is to reduce vehicle speeds. They promote safety by making drivers slow down as they enter and move around the circle. An additional benefit is they force drivers to look around, which makes them more aware of nearby bicyclists and pedestrians.

One caveat to the traffic design is that roundabouts can be confusing to an impaired driver, as we see in this recent Redding rollover crash. Thankfully no one else was injured when the suspected drunk driver failed to negotiate the obstacle.

Watch the YouTube video. The news clip below, from CBS Los Angeles, shows a suspected drunk driver crashing through a roundabout in Long Beach, California.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Redding, California

Hello, and thanks for visiting our legal blog and reading our report on this recent Redding rollover crash. My name is  Ed Smith, and I am a Redding personal injury lawyer. Drunk driving is a huge problem on our Northern California roads, and it often leads to accidents that result in serious injuries, or worse – fatal car crashes.

The skilled injury attorneys at our firm have decades of experience advocating in these matters as well as in wrongful death cases. If you or a loved one has questions following an auto accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our compassionate legal team for free and friendly advice at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400. If you prefer, you may also send your inquiries through our online form.

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