DUI accidents have dropped over the last few decades, but over the last five years, that trend has reversed just a bit. In 1985, there were 15,000 DUI deaths in the U.S. which lowered to around 9,000 in 2014. But since then, the numbers have climbed a bit back up to almost 11,000.
High-speed crashes are also a problem being a contributing factor in roughly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities. When these two factors combine, it places a high risk for those around the offending driver.
Impaired Driver Traveling at High Speeds Crashes Injuring Three
Fresno Police arrested a man who was allegedly traveling at high-speeds in an Acura on westbound Highway 180 just east of Brawley Avenue in Fresno. The driver lost control and hit a Dodge Charger and then rolled over. The driver of the Acura was ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured, and two people in the Charger were also injured.
The accident is still under investigation, and additional charges may be filed.
High-Speed DUI Injuries
When a car is going at a high rate of speed, the driver of a car has less time to react to a dangerous condition. If the driver is also impaired, the reaction time is further diminished making it even more difficult. Also, when impaired, a person’s judgment is also reduced adding even more risk of a crash an serious injury. When someone crashes under these conditions, there are certain common injuries that trauma center medical staff see on a regular basis. Some of these are:
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Fractured Collar Bone
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Broken Arms/Legs/Wrists
- Chest Compressions
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries/Bleeding
- Airbag injuries
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer.
If you’ve been injured in a high-speed crash by an impaired driver, contact attorney Martin Gasparian for a free consultation and case evaluation. Mr. Gasparian takes a hands-on approach to every case. He believes that every client should work directly with their lawyer, get honest advice and personalized attention to detail their case deserves.