California police stated that a car accident that occurred on June 2 in San Jose left two people with injuries. According to the report, the crash took place on Interstate Highway 680.
It appeared that the driver of the first vehicle slammed into a light pole. The impact from the collision caused the pole to fall across the roadway, where it was then struck by two other vehicles. The police were called to the scene of the accident around 3 a.m. They ultimately took the driver who hit the pole into custody after it was believed that he was under the influence. The two people who were injured in the collision suffered minor injuries.
At the time the report was released, authorities were still investigating the accident. The identities of the accused driver and the two individuals who were injured were not known. It was also not known if the authorities intended to file charges against the suspected drunk driver once the investigation is completed.
Becoming involved in car accidents that are caused by drunk drivers is always a risk for those who rely on the state's roadways, especially if it is late at night or early in the morning when visibility may be impaired. If someone is injured, they may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the accused driver. In order to be able to file the lawsuit, there must be evidence that the accused driver was operating their vehicle in a reckless or careless manner, which includes drunk driving. The lawsuit allows the injured person to potentially be able to recover the costs of any damages they sustained, which may include the cost of medical bills or future medical bills, lost income and even pain and suffering depending upon the severity of the injuries.
Source: KTVU, "2 injured, 1 arrested for DUI after crash topples light pole onto I-680", June 02, 2014