OCEANSIDE, CA (February 21, 2023) – A motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries today in a suspected DUI crash in Oceanside, authorities said.
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The accident happened Monday evening on eastbound state Route 76 and Benet Road, according to the Oceanside Police Department. A preliminary investigation indicates that the motorcyclist was traveling on SR 76 when a vehicle struck the victim.
“The motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a trauma center. The motorist was arrested at the scene for suspicion of DUI,” police said.
The eastbound 76 was closed from Benet Road to Foussat Road, and northbound Airport Road was closed from Roymar Road to Highway 76, but police announced at 10:18 p.m. that all roads were open again.
Liability In Oceanside 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 the Motorcyclist Injured by DUI Driver in Oceanside
We at Accident News Now extend our well wishes to the motorcyclist who was tragically injured in this collision. 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 Oceanside? 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.