One person is dead and three others are injured after a DUI accident occurred on Monday night. The accident happened in San Bernardino County, California at around 11 p.m. According to authorities, a 29-year-old man was operating a vehicle on Highway 2 eastbound when he lost control of the vehicle causing it to overturn. During the crash, one of the vehicle’s passengers was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver and two other passengers were transported to the hospital for injuries suffered. The California Highway Patrol discovered the driver was operating his vehicle intoxicated and he was arrested with a bail of $250,000. The accident is under investigation.
Despite the numerous statistics available regarding DUI accidents, thousands of drivers continue to operate their vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Tragically, each day in the United States there are 28 lives cut short due to drunk driving accidents, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. In addition, DUI accidents inflict injuries upon innocent victims every two minutes a day. While every driver is educated on the risks associated with DUI, thousands of DUI accidents continue to occur that result in life-altering injuries and death. Drivers who commit the crime of DUI will face criminal punishment and by contacting a DUI accident attorney they can be held responsible financially for your damages.
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