DUIs can have more than just legal repercussions. Accidents caused by DUIs can have severe physical and psychological effects that last a lifetime. Injuries can be severe, both for the DUI driver and anyone else involved.
A DUI accident claimed a man’s hand on Thursday, February 18th.
The incident occurred on the Interstate-15 off ramp in Mission Valley, California. A man driving a white pickup truck crashed into the off-ramp guard rail. The off-ramp was to Friars Road. The California Highway Patrol said that the accident severed the man’s hand. It was at about 9:40 pm.
The driver was suspected of DUI and was taken to the hospital with injuries that were considered life-threatening, a CHP spokesperson said.
Witnesses describe the driver of the vehicle driving recklessly prior to the accident. He was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.
Police closed the off-ramp in order to search for the man’s hand. The off-ramp reopened shortly before 11 pm. There is no indication as to if the man’s hand was found.
If you or someone you know has been charged with DUI, it is important to seek legal representation. It is also important that your attorney be familiar with the DUI process. All of our attorneys are experience with criminal DUI proceedings. We will work to get the best outcome possible for your case. Contact us today.