LOS ANGELES, CA (OCTOBER 29, 2023): A driver of a delivery truck was seriously injured after being struck by a DUI driver in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The collision occurred on Saturday, October 28th at around 5 a.m. near Mott Street. Los Angeles Police Department officer Drake Madison reported that the man was standing at the rear of his double-parked truck while loading it when a male driver crashed into him.
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Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the man to an area hospital, where he required surgery involving the removal of his leg. Following surgery, officer Madison reported that the man displayed stable vital signs.
Further information regarding the condition of the victim has not yet been released.
The male driver was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department as a DUI suspect. His identity has not yet been released.
The exact cause of this collision has not been made available as authorities continue to investigate this case involving a DUI driver in Los Angeles.
Liability In Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the man injured in this collision, and hope for a speedy recovery. 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.
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