3-Year-Old Boy Injured in Merced Auto Accident on Golden State Boulevard and Griffith Road
MERCED, CA (July 20, 2021) – Saturday night, a DUI crash on Golden State Boulevard and Griffith Road led to the arrest of Andres Castaneda.
The incident happened at 8:39 p.m. on Southbound Golden State Boulevard, north of Griffith Road.
According to the authorities, a 26-year-old Andres Castaneda from Planada drove a black Honda Accord south on Golden State Boulevard. As he traveled at a high rate of speed, he didn’t slow down and hit the rear of a 2007 silver Chevrolet Silverado.
The CHP confirmed that the truck driver, front passenger, and a 1-year-old girl sustained minor injuries. They didn’t require hospitalization and will seek their own aid. Meanwhile, a 3-year-old boy suffered facial lacerations and head injuries. Thus, responders airlifted the victim to Madera Children’s Hospital.
Also, the CHP said that both children were properly restrained.
Castaneda suffered major injuries and was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.
The authorities suspect Andres Castaneda of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
However, due to his severe injuries, the police released Castaneda to the care of Memorial Medical Center.
The authorities will file charges of felony DUI. Also, the crash remains under active investigation.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to be a proactive driver, rather than a reactive one. Moreover, driving defensively prepares you for emergencies.
Moving Forward in a DUI Accident
According to the US Department of Transportation, there are nearly 300,000 merging accidents every year.
Indeed, common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards. Furthermore, one must remain calm to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an auto accident.
Sweet Lawyers offer legal representation from experienced and compassionate attorneys that safeguard your legal rights.
Ultimately, we value the trust and respect of our clients. Thus, we want them to know that injuries sustained in an accident often don’t become apparent until months later when it is too late.
Mark Sweet of Sweet Lawyers says that Merced accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you have been involved in a dangerous DUI accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet Lawyers. Furthermore, we have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your injury case. Let us fight for you, and achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674-7852 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a professional.