1 Hurt in Santa Paula Auto Accident on Steckel Drive and Estriga Court
SANTA PAULA, CA (July 5, 2021) – Sunday night, a police officer suffered injuries in a DUI crash on Steckel Drive and Estriga Court.
The crash happened at around 11:04 p.m. near Steckel Drive and Estriga Court. Also, the authorities responded after receiving a report of illegal fireworks being launched.
As the Santa Paula police officer stood outside of his patrol car, a vehicle drove north on Steckel Drive. Then, the vehicle hit the driver’s side door of the patrol car. Then, the other vehicle veered and struck the officer.
Thus, the Ventura County Fire Department came to the scene. Then, they took the officer to a local hospital where he received treatment for his injuries. Early Monday, the hospital released the officer.
The CHP determined that the 40-year-old vehicle driver of Santa Paula had a blood alcohol level greater than the legal limit of 0.08%.
As a result, the authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of felony DUI-related offenses. They booked him into the Ventura County jail.
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 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 Santa Paula accident cases may call for a separate investigation. Moreover, an experienced attorney can spearhead fighting on behalf of the injured party.
If you are 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.