Driver Hurt in Modesto DUI Accident on Tuolumne Boulevard
MODESTO, CA (January 20, 2022) — A driver suffered major injuries in a DUI crash on Tuolumne Boulevard at Highway 99 on Sunday.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 8:00 p.m. For possible DUI-related reasons, a driver of a Honda struck a raised sidewalk, causing the 38-year-old to lose control of the vehicle.
Subsequently, the car overturned and ejected the driver from the cabin. As the driver landed in a ditch, his vehicle came to rest on its side pinning him underneath.
Shortly after, a Good Samaritan came to the scene and tried pushing the vehicle onto its wheels to free the driver.
At this time, the victim remains hospitalized with major injuries, and officers believe alcohol played a factor in this accident. However, they plan to pursue charges against him once he is medically cleared.
If you have had a few drinks, contact a Rideshare service to bring you home. Drivers often feel as if they can handle the road. However, they only increase their risks of causing an accident and injuring themselves. Remember this the next time you decide to have an alcoholic beverage.
At The Law Offices of Daniel Kim, we know that the events following a car accident can be challenging. However, you may qualify for compensation and legal support at a time like this. Call Daniel at (800) 895-7199 to schedule a free case consultation. Our team will work with the police reports, insurance claims, medical bills and doctor appointments for you. While your focus is to rest and recover, ours involves handling the rest. If you need a copy of the police report from the car accident, we can also provide that for you.