1 Hurt and 1 Detained in Victorville Auto Accident on 7th Street
VICTORVILLE, CA (July 1, 2020) – Megan Hill sustained injuries and authorities arrested Samuel Santoya after a crash on 7th Street on June 26.
The incident occurred just before 10:00 p.m. in the 14900 block of 7th Street near Victor Street.
According to reports, Samuel Santoya of Hesperia drove a 2002 silver Honda Civic. However, it crashed into the back of a 2020 Toyota Camry. The impact left the female driver with injuries.
The Victorville deputies came to the scene and discovered that Santoya drove under the influence of alcohol. As a result, the police arrested and booked Samuel Santoya at the High Desert Detention Center for DUI.
Meanwhile, the Camry driver Megan Hill suffered back, neck, and head pains. First responders helped her out of the car. Afterward, they took her to a local hospital.
Moreover, jail records revealed that Santoya will stay in custody with multiple charges including DUI, driving without a driver’s license, and battery on a person.
According to reports, he received the battery charge from a 2012 case out of Hesperia. At this time, his total bail is set at $400,000.
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The Increase of California Auto Accident Rates
Crash rates in California continue to increase, rather than decrease, despite the additional safety features on newer vehicle models.
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