At about 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, 37-year-old Joshua C. Hanson was killed and two passengers were injured in a DUI accident in Sacramento. While traveling on the Garden Highway, Hanson lost control of his pickup truck when the road curved, causing it to crash down an embankment, where it collided with metal gateposts and rolled over multiple times before hitting a tree. He was transported to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Emergency responders also transported two passengers to the hospital, their injuries ranging from moderate to minor. Authorities suspect that alcohol was a factor and are investigating the crash.
“California law ensures the victims of motor vehicle accidents have the right to seek compensation for expenses associated with their injuries,” explained an auto accident attorney in the state. “In many cases, an accident victim will file a personal injury claim against the negligent driver. In the event that the victim does not survive the crash, his or her family may pursue a wrongful death claim.”
The city of Sacramento accounted for 28 of the 76 fatalities and 4,283 of the 9,708 injuries suffered in collisions that occurred throughout the county, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 326 of the crashes that caused serious or fatal harm in the city that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Joshua C. Hanson, the man killed in the crash. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the two passengers who were injured.
The Sacramento Bee originally reported this DUI accident.
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