Elderly Pedestrian Struck by DUI Driver in San Jacinto
A 74-year-old pedestrian was struck and injured in a severe DUI pedestrian wreck that took place on April 12, 2012, around 2:46 p.m. at East Main Street and San Jacinto Avenue. According to sheriff’s officials, a Nissan Sentra driven by 65-year-old Christine Ann Peck hit the elderly woman.
The injured pedestrian sustained non-life threatening injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
The 65-year-old driver was arrested at the scene and booked for investigation of drunken driving resulting in injury. The motorist will most likely be found to have violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) which states that “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.”
An experienced Riverside drunk driving victim attorney can help the victim’s family members may file a personal injury claim against the car driver to obtain compensation to cover cost of treatment and hospitalization, and other accident-related damages.
Our personal injury office hopes that the injuries suffered by the victim heal soon and do not prove fatal.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in Riverside County DUI accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a California based personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a pedestrian accident in San Jacinto due to a drunk driver, please order your free copy of The Ultimate California Car Accident Book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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