Lassen County, CA (September 18, 2023) One person was killed and another was critically injured on Friday after a Polaris RZR side-by-side crashed with a truck. The California Highway Patrol said the Polaris was hit by a Ram pickup.
The driver of the truck, Jacob Beauchman, was driving southwest on Standish Buntingville Road and nearing an intersection with Lakecrest Road. This was when the collision happened. The two occupants of the Polaris were both thrown from the side-by-side.
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The driver of the Polaris was pronounced dead at the scene and the passenger, identified as Stacie Sission, was transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno with severe injuries. Beauchman, the driver of the Dodge Ram was uninjured in the collision.
Officers suspect alcohol was a factor in this crash. It is still under investigation.
Liability In Lassen County DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Lassen County DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the person killed in this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Lassen County? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (844) 966-0965.