Joseph Lewis Injured, Mario Hernandez Detained in DUI Car Crash on 3rd Avenue at Edminster Road
MERCED COUNTY, CA (October 14, 2021) — Joseph Lewis suffered serious injuries in a DUI two-car accident on 3rd Street at Edminster Road Sunday afternoon.
According to the Merced-area California Highway Patrol, the crash happened around 1:45 p.m. For DUI-related reasons, Mario Alberto Hernandez ran a stop sign and collided with an eastbound 2002 Dodge Caravan on 3rd Avenue.
As a result, Hernandez’s 2000 GMC Sierra overturned in the crash, leaving him uninjured. However, police interviewed and arrested 31-year-old Hernandez on DUI charges.
Soon after, paramedics transported 50-year-old Lewis, the driver of the Dodge, to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto for treatment of major injuries.
If you have had a few drinks, avoid getting behind the wheel. Instead, contact a taxi to bring you home. By opting for alternative ways of transportation, you can avert major injury collisions and trouble with the law.
For an attorney you can trust, hire The Law Offices of Daniel Kim to file a personal injury claim. We can help you acquire repayment from the reckless driver. Daniel has extensive experience on lawsuits like yours. We settle car accidents, pedestrian accidents and motorcycle accidents. While our goal lies in getting you justice and fair compensation, yours is to heal and recover. For a free consultation, call (800) 895-7199. Daniel can also get you a copy of the police report from the accident.