Truck crashes into home in Orange on Katella Avenue, driver arrested for DUI
ORANGE, CA (June 7, 2022) – A pickup truck crashed into an Orange home the night of June 3 according to KTLA 5 News.
The accident occurred around 10:45 p.m. on the 2400 block of Katella Avenue, when a 55-year-old man from Villa Park lost control of his Ford F-250 and crashed into a home, causing major structural damage.
Some reports say that the Villa Park man driving the Ford was side-swiped by another vehicle, causing him to crash into the home.
Orange Police Department officers say that the man was put on a stretcher and given a neck brace before being taken to the hospital, but will be taken into custody for suspicion of DUI once he is released from the hospital.
Images of the home show a giant hole caused by the truck, which caused tremendous damage and debris within the home. The residents were not at home during the time of the accident.
Liability In Orange 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 Orange DUI Car 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 Orange? 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 (888) 888-9285.