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Labor Day drunk driver injures 9 in Santa Ana car crash

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

A drunk driver injured nine in a Labor Day Santa Ana pedestrian accident.
The accident occurred at about 7:45 p.m. on Monday, September 6.  43-year-old Miguel Angel Sandoval was driving a 1998 Chevy Suburban west along the 1400 block of McFadden Avenue.  Witnesses say that as Sandoval approached Graham Lane, he cut across several traffic lanes and jumped the curb.  Then he started driving on the sidewalk where he struck a woman who was walking with her two-year-old daughter.  The woman and child were trapped under the SUV as the vehicle dragged them for fifty feet and hit seven other pedestrians, including a second two-year-old girl.
The toddler was seriously injured. She was taken to a hospital, where she underwent surgery for her injuries. Her mother sustained a broken leg.
The other two-year-old girl also suffered serious injuries and had to undergo surgery. The other victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Sandoval has been charged with felony driving under the influence with injury and three sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury, court records show.

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