Critical Injuries Sustained in Lodi Traffic Accident
Two vehicles collided on Saturday night in Lodi around 9:45 p.m. as the result of an impaired driver.
The crash took place on December 4th at the intersection of Elm Street and Lower Sacramento Road.
Both vehicles sustained major damage as a result of the impact.
One person was in critical condition following the crash and taken to Lodi Memorial Hospital then an additional hospital.
Mason Russell, one of the involved drivers, was found to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash.
He was booked at San Joaquin County Jail on charges of felony DUI, causing bodily injury.
An active investigation is underway.
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.