An 18-year-old women has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after her vehicle veered into oncoming traffic, injuring a 24-year-old man and his 37-year-old passenger. This drunk driving accident occurred on Highway 184 just north of Hermosa Road on Friday, October 14th. The victims were transported to Kern Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver accused of DUI was not harmed in the crash.
According to MADD, someone is killed by a drunk or intoxicated driver every two minutes in the United States. The CDC reports that, in California alone, more than 1,030 people are killed in these accidents yearly – and thousands more suffer serious and traumatic injury at the hands of intoxicated drivers. If you or someone you love have been the victim of a drunk driver, call Bakersfield personal injury lawyer Mickey Fine at (661) 333-3333 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you get the justice you deserve.
Starting with Halloween, some of our most celebratory holidays come in quick succession. Each of these sees a spike in drunk driving and related car accidents. You can do your part by never driving after having a drink – even if it was only one – and by practicing caution when driving on nights that may see more intoxicated drivers. These evenings become much more frequent towards the middle of December, but starting to practice caution now can serve to heighten your accident avoidance maneuvers when they are needed.
If your acting responsibly fails to prevent a drunk driver from causing you harm, Attorney Fine is here to take your case, fight for your rights, and get you the full compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free consultation at our Bakersfield or Manhattan Beach office, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today. Attorney Fine protects victims of drunk drivers living in all areas of California.