Injuries Reported in Petaluma Auto Accident on Western Avenue
PETALUMA, CA (April 27, 2022) – Saturday morning, authorities arrested Miguel Hernandez-Villalva following a crash on Western Avenue.
The incident occurred at 4:34 a.m. when Miguel Hernandez-Villalva’s car overturned. Then, it crashed with a parked pickup truck in the 900 block of Western Avenue.
As a result, two female passengers in the vehicle suffered injuries.
Meanwhile, the authorities charged Hernandez-Villalva with felony DUI, causing injury, and providing false information to a police officer. Later, they booked him into Sonoma County Jail.
According to the suspect, he and his friends met a man who offered to drive them home since they were drunk. Then, that man apparently drove the vehicle at the time of the crash.
However, security footage showed that Hernandez-Villalva and his passengers were the only ones in the vehicle.
Meanwhile, the two women also said that Miguel Hernandez-Villalva drove the vehicle.
Moreover, responders took the victims to Petaluma Valley Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Furthermore, Hernandez-Villalva failed field sobriety tests. Meanwhile, his blood alcohol content test showed he was 1½ times over the legal limit.
Moving Forward in a Petaluma 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 a DUI 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 Petaluma 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.