Simi Valley, CA – DUI Accident Injures Two at Intersection
Simi Valley, CA (November 13, 2018) – Shortly after 12:30 this morning a single car accident resulted in injuries to both the passenger as well as the driver who was operating the vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Upon responding to a call near the intersection of Wanda Avenue and Alamo Street, Simi Valley law enforcement discovered that Dylan Smallis, 18, had crashed his 1963 Chevrolet Bel Air into a tree after he lost control of the vehicle and swerved off of the road. Smallis was found still inside the vehicle, unconscious, along with another 18-year-old male in the front seat. The male passenger has yet to be identified. Both occupants of the Bel Air were rushed to Los Robles Regional Med Center where they received treatment for serious injuries. As of yet, no updated statement has been offered on the condition of either one.
Authorities have confirmed that Smallis will be charged with a felony DUI as soon as he is released from the hospital.
DUI Accidents in California
Each year in California, over 25% of traffic fatalities are caused by those driving under the influence of alcohol. In 2014 alone there were almost 900 deaths as the result of people who chose to drink and drive. In a National Survey that was conducted, 1.4% of those polled openly admitted to getting behind the wheel of a car when they knew they had had too much to drink. Driving drunk can result in not only serious traffic accidents and injuries but in criminal charges and jail time as well.
If you or someone you love has been affected by the carelessness of another individual who chose to drink and drive then we want to help you recover all damages that you are entitled to under California law. Here at Brady Law Group, we understand how frustrating and life-changing it is to deal with injuries from a car accident that was caused by someone who chose to ignore the law. We have years of experience in handling DUI cases and are able to maximize the damages you collect on your claim while you sit back and focus on getting better.
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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.