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Castaic, CA- DUI Crash with Semi on the I-5 Causes Major Injuries in 3 Children

Castaic, CA (April 16, 2019)- Multiple children were injured in a DUI crash on the 5 Freeway southbound near Templin Highway.

The crash happened on Friday at around 7 pm when a 2001 Toyota hit a big rig truck. The force of the collision caused the Toyota to overturn.

Passengers in the Toyota included children from age two to 10 years old. These children, as well as the other occupants in the Toyota, sustained major injuries.  Three of the children in the vehicle were seriously injured in this accident and were transported to local trauma centers for treatment.

The driver of the Toyota, 38-year-old Sylmar resident Diego Valencia was arrested on charges of felony DUI causing injury. His bail is set at $50,000.

Our thoughts are with the innocent children who were injured in this accident that was completely preventable.  We hope and pray that they will be able to recover from these serious injuries and get back to their normal lives soon.

DUI Driving Statistics for California

A report by the Centers for the Study of Disease Control and Prevention showed that between 2003 and 2012, 10,327 people were killed in drunk driving accidents. California’s rate of fatal DUI accidents was slightly better than the nation as a whole. The rate of death per 100,000 people due to DUI in California was 3.2 % for men vs. 5.2% for men nationally. For women, the rate of DUI death per 100,000 people was 1.0% in California vs. 1.5% nationally.

Vehicle accidents caused by a DUI driver can cause disability, long-term pain, lost wages, and in some cases prevent you from working. The attorneys at the Brady Law Group will consult with you about your case for free. Contact us today at 866-478-6483.

Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident.

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