Sacramento, CA – Four Injured in Wrong-Way DUI Crash on 80 Freeway
Sacramento, CA (August 7, 2018) – A local and trustworthy news source reported a crash that resulted in four people injured in the westbound lanes of the I-80 Freeway. The crash that transpired near the Madison Avenue exit due to a wrong-way driver took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tuesday between two vehicles.
Authorities stated that a 22-year-old man who was operating a Chevrolet pickup truck turned onto the Madison Avenue on-ramp in the wrong direction. The man continued into the westbound lanes of the I-80 traveling east. The driver quickly realized he was heading in the wrong direction and attempted to make a U-turn in an effort to correct his mistake.
An SUV carrying a father and his two young daughters, 6 and 8, crashed into the pickup as it turned directly into the path of the vehicle. Following the collision, both the children, along with their father were suffering from serious injuries. The children were confirmed to have been properly restrained in their car seats, however, the 6-year-old girl is tragically suffering from life-threatening injuries at this time.
The driver of the pickup was also reported to have sustained relatively major injuries during the collision. The man was immediately transported to a trauma center, although he was also arrested on suspicion of DUI and will likely be taken into custody following his release from the hospital. No further information or names have been provided at this time. The investigation into this crash is ongoing.
Our deepest sympathies and most heartfelt concerns are with the victims of this accident as we sincerely wish for their full recoveries.
Sacramento DUI Accident
The investigation into this collision is primarily aimed toward holding the suspected DUI driver liable for his actions. In the highly likely event that the wrong-way driver is confirmed responsible for this collision, the injured father will have solid grounds for a personal injury claim for himself and his two daughters.
We at Brady Law Group are passionately devoted to holding negligent and criminal motorists liable for the intense pain and devastation they cause. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident due to a negligent/DUI driver, please don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 211-2562 for a free consultation with one of our skilled attorneys today.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that, through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.