At about 9:15 p.m. on Monday, May 13, four people were injured in a DUI crash in Freedom. While traveling southbound on Freedom Boulevard in a 1995 Lexus GS300, 60-year-old Isabel B. Alvarado rear-ended a 2001 Mazda Protégé near Bowker Road. The impact seriously injured the 53-year-old man driving the Mazda; the 58-year-old female passenger in his vehicle sustained minor injuries. They were transported to area hospitals. Alvarado and the 54-year-old male passenger in her vehicle were taken to hospitals to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Authorities later arrested Alvarado on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. The accident is under investigation.
“Drunk driving claims thousands of lives annually in the United States and devastates even more families,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In 2010, DUI accidents killed 10,228 people, accounting for nearly 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Statewide, alcohol-related crashes claimed 774 lives that year, with Santa Cruz County accounting for 198 of the deaths, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the DUI crash in Freedom.
The Santa Cruz Sentinel originally reported this collision.
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