Teen Hospitalized in Brentwood DUI Collision
A 14-year-old boy was hospitalized with minor injuries after being involved in a pedestrian vs. car accident in Brentwood on Tuesday, May 14. His current condition has not been disclosed. The driver, who appeared to be free of injuries, was required to stay at the scene for a DUI investigation.
Teen Gets Hit by Truck
It was just after 3:25 p.m. that afternoon when police were dispatched to the collision site at Fir Street and Brentwood Boulevard. Authorities discovered that the old boy was walking through the shoulder of Brentwood Boulevard when he suffered a medical emergency. He entered the southbound lanes and was then struck by a Ford F-250 truck.
The boy sustained moderate injuries upon impact and was airlifted by a CALSTAR medical helicopter to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. There were no updates available on his condition as of Tuesday evening. The Ford truck driver, a 58-year old resident from Brentwood, stayed at the scene while officers opened an investigation into the accident as a suspected DUI. According to authorities, the male driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Impaired Driving: What You Need to Know
About 29 people are killed every day in the U.S. from motor vehicle accidents that involve alcohol-impaired drivers. This can be converted into one death every 50 minutes. The annual costs of alcohol-related crashes is a whopping sum of over $44 billion. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- There were 10,497 deaths in 2016 from alcohol-impaired driving accidents, accounting for 28 percent of the total traffic accident deaths in the U.S.
- Out of the 1,233 traffic-related deaths recorded in 2016 among children from the ages of 0 – 14, 17 percent involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
- There were over one million arrests made against drivers caught under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That only accounts for 1 percent of the 111 million self-reported experiences of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
- Excluding alcohol, drugs (both legal and illegal) are involved in 16 percent of all motor vehicle accidents.
Brentwood Personal Injury Lawyer
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