1 Hospitalized after Merced Hit-and-Run Accident on U Street
MERCED, CA (July 11, 2021) – On Friday, a person sustained injuries and Royal Santos was arrested after a DUI crash on U Street.
According to Merced Police Department, the incident involved two vehicles. Moreover, it happened in the area of Gracey Elementary School.
Reports revealed that one of the vehicles involved rolled over. Then, the driver fled the scene after the crash.
Furthermore, officers managed to locate the suspect driver, 20-year-old Royal Santos, in the 800 block of U Street. Santos sustained injuries consistent with a vehicle crash and showed signs of alcohol intoxication.
Moreover, paramedics transported a passenger of one of the vehicles to a hospital with traumatic injury to her arm. Responders also transported Santos for treatment.
Meanwhile, officials arrested Santos for felony DUI and fleeing the scene of a collision that caused the traumatic injury.
Also, authorities believe that alcohol intoxication played a role in the crash.
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What Crash Victims Can Do After the Incident
For those involved in a crash, it is important to have an independent investigation held to better protect your rights. Thus, hiring the right firm, which has the resources to spend, can make all the difference in getting the compensation you deserve.
“We can secure evidence in your favor, request additional information, get vital eyewitness accounts, and review insurance coverage you are entitled to that may not be common knowledge. Having an experienced attorney fighting on your behalf at such a delicate time in your life will make all the difference,” says Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers.
Sweet Lawyers have been pursuing justice for over 40 years, fighting and advocating for families continuously. Moreover, our team will guide you every step of the way to ensure that you and your loved ones receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. With us, you can be assured that your auto accident case will be well taken care of. Thus, call our office today at (800) 674-7852 for a free consultation with a legal professional.