Fresno, CA- Drunken drivers are responsible for thousands of injuries and deaths in California each year, and yet most motorists don’t think they will be a victim. Sadly, a drunk driver can strike at any time and everybody vulnerable whether they are driving home after work or leaving the club. Any driver on the road no matter what time of day can be hurt by a drunken driver. That’s the lesson of a recent DUI crash that killed a Fresno man very close to his home.
Fresno Family Hit by Drunken Driver Close to Home, Killing Father
A Fresno man and his family were heading home on Thursday, December 28, 2017, when an intoxicated driver hit their car at an intersection. Police told ABC 30 that family was just two intersections away from their West Fresno home when a driver ran a red light and hit their car.
The crash killed a 35-year-old father of two. His wife and a 5-year-old child who were in the car at the time were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.
According to ABC 30, the 18-year-old man who hit the family tried to leave the scene on foot but was stopped by bystanders.
Police told reporters that the victim’s death was the fourteenth drunk driving fatality for 2017.
What Time of Day Do Drunk Driving Accidents Occur?
When are drunk drivers on the road? The answer to that question is always. Alcohol-impaired drivers are out in the middle of the day at the dead of night, but some hours are more dangerous than others. Most drunk driving accidents occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Over the weekend, when more people are drinking, about 13 percent of fatal drunk driving accidents occur during daytime hours, by contrast, more than double, 29 percent occur during nighttime hours.
Call a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Fresno, California
Drunk drivers harm thousands of Californians every year. According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, over 23,000 people were hurt by alcohol-impaired drivers in 2014 and close to 1,200 people were killed. If you happen to be one of the many Californians, whose life has been impacted by a drunken driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Do you need assistance with a drunk driving collision claim? If you live in Fresno and want to recover the full amount of compensation you are entitled to for your injuries or the loss of a family member, call one of the drunk driving accident lawyers at Ticket Crushers at 1 (866) 842-5384 and arrange a consultation.