Redding: Passenger Nicole Johnson Injured in DUI Rollover Accident
Posted on Jan 31, 2013
Shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 26-year-old Nicole Johnson was injured in a rollover accident in Redding. While traveling eastbound on Highway 44 in a 2002 Ford Expedition, 30-year-old Marlon Wright lost control of the vehicle. It overturned multiple times, ejecting Johnson before coming to a stop at the Victor Avenue off-ramp. Emergency responders transported her to an area hospital to receive treatment for moderate trauma. Two other passengers, 38-year-old Cherise Garcelon and 30-year-old Matthew Brown, suffered minor injuries. Authorities arrested Wright on suspicion of DUI.
“Passengers who suffer trauma in collisions may file personal injury claims in order to hold the negligent driver liable for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Redding accounted for 1 of the 13 fatalities and 659 of the 1,228 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in Shasta County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 8 of the fatal and 118 of the injury crashes in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Nicole Johnson, Cherise Garcelon, and Matthew Brown, the passengers injured in the rollover accident.
The Redding Record Searchlight originally reported this DUI crash.
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