Whittier, CA – Three Injured in DUI Crash on Beverly Blvd

Whittier, CA (August 8, 2022) – On Saturday morning, August 6, a multi-vehicle crash was reported in Whittier that seriously injured three people. At least one of the injured people is in critical condition.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of a violent three-car accident at 12:44 a.m. in the 10700 block of Beverly Blvd. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the accident occurred when a driver allegedly lost control of their vehicle and slammed into two other vehicles. The driver also took out a power pole that knocked out power to at least 600 homes in the area in the early morning hours.

There was significant damage to the vehicles involved in the crash. When they arrived at the scene, first responders found one vehicle upside down, on its roof. Paramedics rushed three people to area hospitals for further treatment of their injuries.

The accident caused the area of Beverly Blvd between Norwalk Blvd and Rockne Ave to be shut down for several hours as crews cleaned up the wreckage and worked to fix the downed power lines and restore power to the area.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. They believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash. Police indicated the driver of the vehicle that lost control will be arrested for driving under the influence.

Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.

DUI Accidents in California

Accidents happen every day in California for many varied reasons. However, reckless and negligent driving is often at the top of the list of main causes of accidents. Negligent driving often includes distracted driving, texting while driving, impaired driving, speeding, drivers who fall asleep behind the wheel, or simply drivers who fail to abide by traffic rules, such as stopping at traffic lights and stop signs or failing to yield.

Many people are seriously injured or tragically killed in DUI accidents each year. However, the law is clear; in California, it is illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, if the person is 21 years old or older, or 0.01% if the person is under 21 years old. Despite these strict laws and penalties associated with breaking the laws, California is struggling with an ever-increasing amount of DUI accidents. When drivers are engaging in negligent and risky behaviors such as drinking and driving, the chance of a serious accident increases dramatically.

A serious car accident can cause significant disruptions to your normal life, including new financial worries, particularly if you’re injured in the accident, you may be worried about paying for your medical care, expenses, and lost income if you can’t work.

If you were in an accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless behaviors, it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. The negligent party may be required to help pay for your medical bills including any future medical expenses related to your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, vehicle repair or replacement, and other non-economic damages you’ve suffered.

If you or a family member were hurt in a DUI accident you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away, who can walk you through the process of what is to come and help you understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to for your suffering. Contact a Whittier car accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.

Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request. 

Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene.

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