Melissa Williams Arrested on DUI Charges
A DUI pedestrian crash took place in Porterville on Saturday night, leaving a woman with serious injuries.
Melissa Williams, of Lindsay, was driving her vehicle when she drifted off the roadway and struck a 25-year-old woman.
The incident occurred within the 1000 block of North Main Street around 8 p.m. on March 19th.
Paramedics located the victim on the side of the road with serious injuries. She was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.
Police also discovered that Williams was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident.
She was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Jail on a $100,000 bail.
The crash remains under investigation.
According to statistics, there was a 26% increase in pedestrian deaths in California from 2014-2018.
In addition, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is about 25% higher than the national average.
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 be entitled to wrongful death benefits.
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.