Allen Miller Injured, Rudy Rivera-Martinez Arrested in Santa Rosa Crash
Santa Rosa, CA (October 15, 2021)– On October 06, Allen Miller, 47-year-old Santa Rosa man sustained critical injuries, while officers arrested 31-year-old Rudy Rivera-Martinez of Santa Rosa in a DUI crash on Stony Point Road.
The accident took place at about 11 p.m. north of Todd Road.
Investigating officers said Miller was southbound in the middle of both lanes when a Kia driven by Rivera-Martinez approached from the opposite direction.
Miller crossed into the opposite lane and crashed with the car.
Officers said the crash took place where lighting is minimal and the road is lined with scattered segments of homes and open fields.
Police said Miller was carrying unspecified drugs when authorities found him. Though, they haven’t identified if he was under the influence when the crash happened.
Accidents Can Cause Life-Threatening Injuries
Miller has been in the Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s intensive care unit since the accident.
“It would be a very slim chance if he would survive,” his mother, 67-year-old Alyse Kellogg of Cottonwood, said. “He’s pretty much in a vegetative state right now.”
Kellogg also said that the only drugs she knew Miller used were anti-seizure medicine.
Miller has lived in Sonoma County his entire life. Twenty-five years ago, in Vallejo, he was involved in a traffic crash that left him disabled and unfit to work.
Moreover, Kellogg said CHP investigators have not spoken to the family about what they think occurred the night the accident happened.
Kellogg added that Miller’s family is not good right now. Their hearts are heavy as they decide whether to remove him from life support.
“We may have to make a definite decision in the next few days to a week, and how do you know you made the right decision?“ Kellogg said.
It is important to always pay attention to your surroundings whenever driving. This, and abiding by all the driving laws as well as following all the road signs are simple ways to practice defensive driving. Defensive driving can lessen the chance of serious road accidents happening.
The perverse actions of a reckless driver can increase the likelihood of traffic collisions. If you are a driver, pay close attention to those around you. Always keep a considerable distance from others just in case harm is near.
What To Do in Case of Crash Injury?
Each year, around 20-50 million people suffer injuries due to road accidents. However, not everyone knows what to do if injured in a crash.
The most valuable step you can take in response to an accident like the bicycle crash on Stony Point Road is hiring a personal injury attorney. That is because personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery while securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
However, a common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Sweet Lawyer‘s personal injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We have the desire to make our clients whole again.
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