Kemberly Portugal Injured, Cristian Zazueta Arrested in Columbia Collision
Columbia, CA (December 11, 2021)– On November 24, 36-year-old Kemberly Portugal of Stockton sustained injuries in a DUI crash on Parrotts Ferry Road Bridge.
The collision happened 8 p.m. northbound on the roadway.
Officers said 43-year-old Cristian Zazueta, also of Stockton, was driving a 1998 Ford Ranger with Portugal as his passenger.
Zazueta lost control of the vehicle while he was making a right-hand curve and the vehicle overturned several times.
Portugal, who was not wearing a seatbelt at that time was thrown from the vehicle . She landed on the dirt and gravel shoulder.
Moreover, rescuers took Portugal to a Modesto hospital with major injuries.
On the other hand, the emergency responders treated Zazueta at the scene for sustained minor injuries.
After investigation, the authorities arrested Zazueta for felony DUI causing great bodily harm and placed on a $25,000 bail.
Moreover, doing a simple safety check on your vehicle before you leave plays a big part in arriving safely at your destination.
Start by inspecting your vehicle’s headlights and turn signals. Be sure that both front and rear headlamps are working properly and visible enough a couple of yards away.
Also, take a reading of your tire pressure and make sure you maintain the recommended maximum. While at it, take a peek under your vehicle and ensure there are no loose objects or leaks.
Stay focused while on the road. Remove all distractions that could cause accidents such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
Most of all, do not drink and drive.
Injuries in DUI Crash
A personal injury occurs when a person suffers any kind of physical, emotional, or psychological injury. The term “personal injury” covers a wide range of cases that occur from car accidents just like what happened in the Interstate 8 hit-and-run crash, assaults, slip and fall accidents, injuries from defective products or machinery, and some more cases.
When the involved individual/ suspect failed to meet their duty of care, unexpected and unnecessary personal injuries can take place.
Damages from a personal injury lawsuit range from emotional trauma, physical and mental disability, pain and suffering, disfigurement, bodily injuries, and a range of financial losses.
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