Suspected DUI Accident Causes Injuries in Redding

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May 01, 2019
Edward Smith

Suspected DUI Accident Causes Injuries in Redding

Multiple people were injured during an accident in Redding during the night of Monday, April 29, 2019. The crash involved three vehicles and left an unreported number of individuals with injuries ranging from minor to moderately severe. One driver involved in the accident has been placed under arrest on charges related to driving under the influence of intoxicants and remains in custody of the Shasta County Jail.

Crash Details

According to officers of the Redding Police Department (RPD), the crash took place at about 10:30 p.m. A 21-year-old man had been driving on South Bonnyview road close to the Eastside Road intersection when he struck the rear-end of a pickup truck. After the impact, the truck was pushed forward into a nearby SUV. Further details about the crash have not yet been reported by officials.

Police received reports about the crash directly after it took place and immediately sent emergency officials to the accident scene. When they arrived, responders found that multiple people including individuals from all three vehicles had suffered injuries. An ambulance was called to the crash location, and at least one individual was taken to a local hospital to receive medical attention.

Investigation and Arrest

RPD officers placed the 21-year-old driver under arrest at the crash scene and told reporters that he had been driving without a valid license. Additionally, the man had been on probation after being arrested for driving under the influence during a previous incident. While DUI is a suspected factor, officers are still investigating the accident to find out which factors were involved.

Another Recent Redding Accident

This crash happened only hours after another suspected DUI collision in Redding which took place on Highway 273 at around 2:00 p.m. and involved two vehicles, one of which could not be located after the accident. This accident left four people with injuries that required hospital treatment and reports indicated that a helicopter ambulance was called to the scene of the collision. Officers indicated that one of the involved drivers was going to be evaluated in the hospital for suspected intoxication.

DUI and Liability

When drivers decide to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they endanger themselves and others. Because of this, intoxicated drivers are considered negligent when they are involved in accidents, meaning they can be held accountable financially for their recklessness. People who have been hurt because of the negligence of intoxicated drivers can often claim compensation for their personal and financial damages. These damages are various and are different for every case. If you’d like to know more about recovering compensation for accident trauma, the best thing to do is to speak directly with a Redding personal injury lawyer who has experience working with accident survivors.

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