DUI Suspect In Custody After Chain-Reaction Crash

When you are out driving in and around the city, you know that you need to be careful. However, you cannot predict the negligent driving behaviors of others around you, and you may end up needing a San Diego car crash lawyer.

At The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we are here for you. Let our qualified and experienced team get to work investigating the incident so we can secure the compensation you need. Today, we want to highlight a recent crash involving an alleged drunk driver.

What happened in this crash?

We have learned that police have arrested Javier Caldera on suspicion of DUI after a chain-reaction crash. The incident happened on Interstate 15 in the early morning hours of June 4. The California Highway Patrol says that five total vehicles were involved.

The CHP says that a Chevy Silverado was speeding on the freeway and rammed into the back of a sedan without applying the brakes, as witnessed on surveillance video. The truck then slammed into three other vehicles before coming to a stop. One person was killed, and two others suffered from serious injuries.

CHP says they believe Caldera was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Negligent drivers cause major injuries

We know that there were more than 273,000 total injuries as a result of vehicle crashes in the state during the latest reporting year. Out of those, many were caused due to a driver’s careless or negligent actions.

  • Alcohol-impaired drivers we responsible for 31% of the total fatalities in the latest reporting year and 26,029 injuries.
  • Distracted drivers, those busy looking at electronic device screens, can cause just as much harm as impaired drivers.

In 2018, California drivers cited the following as their biggest safety concerns in a traffic survey:

  • Speeding/aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving from texting
  • Bad road surfaces
  • Distracted driving from talking
  • Drunk driving

It is not uncommon for us to see the following after a vehicle crash:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

Each of these injuries can cause a victim and their families to incur incredible expenses. This includes medical cost, lost income, emotional and psychological damages, and more.

Call us if you are injured

We know that you never expected to be going through this. However, if you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a drunk or otherwise negligent driver, please seek legal assistance. At The Law Offices of Eugene G. Bruno, we are ready to step in and investigate your incident. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve, including coverage for:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of personal enjoyment damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need a San Diego car accident lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 888-278-6688 for a free consultation.

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