DUI Collision Injured CHP Officer on Highway 101 in Ventura
According to reports, the accident occurred on October 4th around 5:50 p.m. just south of Seaward Avenue.
A 35-year-old man was driving southbound in his Jeep Wrangler when he swerved to pass traffic.
The CHP officer saw the man approaching from behind and flashed his lights to warn him, but he ended up rear-ending the officer.
Due to the impact, the Jeep overturned and debris from the crash hit an additional vehicle.
The unidentified officer was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries as a result.
In addition, the driver of the Jeep was arrested and booked into Ventura County Jail on suspicion of DUI.
Two lanes of Highway 101 were shut down for a period of time following the crash pending investigation.
According to NHTSA, more than a quarter (25%) of accident-related deaths are linked to the use of alcohol. With that being said, according to the CDC, there are 30 people that are killed everyday in a car accident as a result of an alcohol-impaired driver. That is equivalent to one death every 50 minutes.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation. In the event of a death, families may also be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.