Santa Ana: Drunk Driver Struck, Seriously Injured Boy
Posted on Mar 31, 2014
At about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, a drunk driver struck and seriously injured a 10-year-old boy in Santa Ana, reported the Orange County Register. While traveling west on East 17th Street, 33-year-old Suray Leon ran a red light near Cabrillo Park Drive and hit the boy with her 2008 Ford F-150 truck as he traversed a crosswalk with his adult brother. The impact sent him into westbound lanes. Emergency responders transported him to the hospital to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities arrested Leon on suspicion of felony DUI.
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 1,627 people were killed or injured in traffic accidents in Santa Ana in 2011. Of the victims, 158 were pedestrians and 46 of them were under the age of 15. Santa Ana ranked the worst in the state for collisions involving pedestrians that resulted in injury or death for a city its size.
When a driver’s recklessness causes a crash that harms others, the victims may file personal injury claims in order to obtain compensation for the expenses associated with their recoveries, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more, 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 boy who was seriously injured in this accident.