Sacramento, CA (September 22, 2023) A woman was arrested early Friday morning for suspected DUI after causing a wrong-way crash on Highway 50.
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The collision occurred east of Fifth Street on Highway 50 in Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol said the woman was driving a Nissan SUV the wrong-way int the eastbound no. 1 lane. A Honda sedan was traveling east on the highway at the same time.
The two vehicles collided, head-on, in the eastbound lanes. The driver of the Honda sustained major injuries in the collision, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the Nissan, identified only as a 27-year-old woman, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI.
Liability In Sacramento 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 Sacramento DUI Car Accident
We at Accident News Now extend well wishes to the person 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 Sacramento? 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.