Costa Mesa: Drunk Driver Struck, Injured Pedestrian
Posted on Jul 14, 2014
At about 1:46 a.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014, a drunk driver struck and injured a male pedestrian in Costa Mesa, reported the Orange County Register. Staff at the Commissary Lounge, located at 2968 Randolph Avenue, had asked an intoxicated man to leave. As he drove away from the bar, he struck a man on the street. Emergency responders transported the man to an area hospital to receive treatment for the trauma he suffered. Authorities arrested the driver.
In 2011, the most current year for which accident statistics are available, 718 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Costa Mesa, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Twenty-six of the victims were pedestrians. Costa Mesa ranked the 4th worst in the state for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents that year. For pedestrian accidents, it ranked 40th, which is above average.
When a driver harms others due to negligence or recklessness, he or she may face a civil claim, as the victims have the right to seek compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries. For more information, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
Everyone at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the man who was struck and injured.