Sutter County Crash Leaves 11 Injured on Highway 20
Eleven people were left with injuries following a DUI collision in Sutter County Wednesday night.
According to CHP, the accident took place just before 8:30 p.m. on September 21st.
An impaired driver failed to yield at the intersection of Highway 20 and Humphrey Road, causing a collision with a Jeep.
Moderate to major injuries were sustained as a result in 11 people and a 12-year-old girl had to be airlifted to the hospital with a broken femur.
The impaired driver, Mariah Lopez, 31, also suffered major injuries and was hospitalized for treatment. She was later arrested on suspicion of DUI causing injury.
Jonathan Reyes, 34, of Colusa, was the driver of the Jeep and he sustained moderate injuries.
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.
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.