4 Injured, 3 Seriously in DUI Head-on Crash
HOPLAND, CA (April 3, 2019
A head-on crash on Highway 101 near Hopland at 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning left four people injured, including three seriously.
Three of the injured were airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The fourth victim was taken via ambulance to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.
The collision took place on the Green Bridge located about two miles south of Hopland. It involved a gray SUV, occupied by a man and a woman, and a blue Ford Mustang.
One of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The SUV was described to have been dangling over the bridge’s railing when first responders arrived to the scene and the vehicle ended up catching fire while the victims were removed. The SUV passengers were airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial.
Driver of Ford Mustang Confirmed to Have Been Under Influence
The driver of the Mustang, a male, got out of the car on his own. A woman in the vehicle needed to be cut free and was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial. The driver was transported to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. The crash forced the highway to be closed for more than two hours.
Head-on DUI Collision Investigation
Authorities have arrested and will hold the driver of the Ford Mustang fully responsible after being confirmed to have been under the influence while operating a vehicle. With liability being determined, all injured victims in the SUV will have the right to pursue a personal injury claim. Injured accident victims are entitled to medical expenses and hospital bills, as well as, pain and suffering.
Injury Car Accident Lawyer
Following a DUI auto accident, it is important that victims of a collision contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Bond & Taylor is available to provide guidance and legal counseling, and can be reached at 833-266-3534.