Life-Threatening Injuries After DUI Accident

On April 21, a woman was hospitalized after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 33. She was identified as a 28-year-old woman from Ventura who was allegedly driving under the influence at the time of the accident. The female’s injuries were described to be potentially life-threatening.


Life-Threatening Injuries

Drunk driving fatalities by age. Source: ValuePenguin.

According to the VC Star, the drunk driving accident occurred around 4:20 p.m. that Friday in the Casitas Spring area. Specifically, it was located just north of Nye Road, on the southbound highway. As a result of the DUI accident, both directions of the highway were closed for roughly one hour.

The female driver was heading southbound on Highway 33 in a 1997 Toyota Celica. Then, she suddenly swerved off the road and struck a Southern California Edison (SCE) power pole. The power pole was located on the right shoulder of the road. The at-fault driver’s Toyota was severely damaged after the impact. In fact, the collision caused moderate damage to the pole which caused several nearby homes to lose power for multiple hours.


Life-Threatening Injuries

Percentage of road accident deaths involving alcohol. Source: Forbes & Global Status Report On Road Safety 2015.

The at-fault driver was sent by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center to receive medical treatment for her potentially life-threatening injuries. Additionally, there were no other passengers in the Toyota Celica at the time of the accident.

After the 28-year-old at-fault driver was taken to the hospital she was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Highway patrol stated that the woman was then released from custody to be treated for her major injuries.

The DUI accident currently remains under investigation. Furthermore, any witnesses to the crash are advised to call the California Highway Patrol’s Ventura-area office and speak with an investigator at (805) 662-2640.

If you have any questions regarding a DUI accident case, you should contact a DUI Attorney immediately.