CHP Officer Injured Following Collision on Interstate 80
Four vehicles collided as the result of an impaired driver early Friday morning in Natomas, CA.
The collision took place around 3 a.m. on January 7th on the I-80 Freeway, near W El Camino Avenue.
The vehicles, including a CHP vehicle, collided within the westbound lanes of the freeway.
As a result, the unidentified CHP officer sustained injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
It was also discovered that one of the involved drivers was under the influence at the time of the accident.
Authorities arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI.
The crash remains under 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.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.