Rancho Cucamonga: Drunk Driver Struck, Seriously Injured Three Teenage Pedestrians
Posted on Oct 11, 2012
At about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, a suspected drunk driver struck and seriously injured three teenage pedestrians in Rancho Cucamonga. While traveling eastbound on Base Line Road, 29-year-old Cory Holker lost control of his Toyota Camry while attempting to pass another vehicle near Garnet Street; the Toyota jumped the curb, slammed into a tree, and spun into the girls, who were walking home from Alta Loma High School at the time. Paramedics transported them, one of whom sustained a broken leg, to area hospitals. Police arrested Holker on suspicion of felony drunk driving with injury.
“Causing harm to others while violating state traffic safety laws can result in serious consequences,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “such as criminal charges from the state and civil actions from the victims.”
Rancho Cucamonga accounted for 1 of the 33 fatalities and 16 of the 409 injuries suffered by pedestrians in traffic accidents that occurred in San Bernardino County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 75 of the fatal and 860 of the injury accidents that occurred in the state that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three teenage girls who were struck and seriously injured by the drunk driver.
The Press-Enterprise originally reported this Rancho Cucamonga crash.
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