Mother and 2 Children Injured after Car Crashes into Palm Tree near West San Jose Avenue
FRESNO, CA (December 10, 2018) – A mother and her two children were injured Monday evening following a DUI crash on North Valentine Avenue.
According to the Fresno Police Department, the incident happened near West San Jose Avenue, at about 7:00 PM. A vehicle was traveling near an apartment complex when the driver lost control and slammed into a tree.
A 10-year-old child fractured several bones and was transported to a hospital for treatment and evaluation. Meanwhile, his younger sibling was hospitalized with minor injuries. Further updates on their current medical conditions were not immediately provided.
The driver of the vehicle, who was identified as the mother of the young victims, suffered minor injuries but did not require hospitalization. Officers believe that she was under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs at the time of the crash.
Investigators are going to seek felony DUI charges and child endangerment charges against the driver. Additional information will be released following the conclusion of the investigation.
Do not get behind the wheel of a car if you find yourself under the influence of drugs or alcohol. By being responsible, you can keep yourself and others on the road safe. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or a taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to pick you up.
If your child has suffered injuries in a crash caused by an irresponsible DUI driver, reach out to the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We understand what you are going through, and our team is here to help. With over 40 years in the legal field, we have the experience and the resources to win your case. Call our offices today at (800) 203-3061 for a free, no-obligation consultation at a location nearest you. For your convenience, we can also be contacted 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message.