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Visalia, CA – DUI Hit and Run Accident on Walnut Ave

Visalia, CA (November 13, 2018) – The intersection of Ben Maddox Way and Ferguson Avenue saw a motorcyclist hit by a drunk driver who then fled the scene.

James Putnam, 72, was intoxicated and behind the wheel when he cruised through the intersection, slamming into the motorcycle and its rider. Putnam then proceeded to continue driving, abandoning the injured rider and the scene of the accident. Upon further investigation, law enforcement officers discovered that Putnam was the cause behind a series of collisions on Walnut Avenue and Garden Street just a bit earlier in the evening. Putnam’s night on the town culminated in the hit and run accident which was quickly followed by him plowing into the side of someone’s home.

Putnam was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. The name or the condition of the motorcyclist has not yet been released as the investigation into this situation is still underway.

Drunk Driving in California

We would like to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the man who was injured in this hit and run accident.

Between 2003 and 2012 there have been 10,327 people killed as a result of drunk driving accidents in the state of California. The 21 to 34 age group makes up the majority of this number but is still well below the national average. Drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher are legally considered to be too intoxicated to drive, yet they still account for one-third of all vehicle accidents.

If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol it is in the best interest of your claim to hire a qualified attorney as soon as you can. In order to collect top dollar on all of your damages, you are going to have to be able to prove that the other driver was too intoxicated to legally be behind the wheel.

Brady Law Group has years of experience in putting together and winning these types of cases. We make it our top priority to see that our clients get everything that they are entitled to under the law to make sure that they are not financially drained due to someone else’s negligence. For a free consultation, give us a call at (866) 211-2562 and speak to a licensed attorney about your case and see what we can do to help you get your life back on track.

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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