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Bakersfield, CA (August 13, 2019) – Four children suffered serious injuries that left three others with serious injuries on Monday night, August 12th. The accident took place at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Di Giorgio Road near Cottonwood Road in South Bakersfield.
California Highway Patrol stated that Eduardo Blanco, 27, was arrested at the scene for DUI after operating a GMC Sierra pickup truck that crashed head-on with a Dodge Charger that was occupied by five people. Three people were injured in Blanco’s GMC, including a four-year-old child and a nine-year-old child, and were treated for minor injuries. A three-year-old child in Blanco’s vehicle also broke her arm and femur bone, according to CHP. She was life-flighted to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.
The driver who was operating the Dodge Charger and a female passenger both suffered broken legs and lacerations to their faces. A nine-month-old child in the Dodge Charger suffered a traumatic brain injury and was also Medevaced to Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera.
The intoxicated driver Blanco also broke his femur bone and he was placed under arrest.
Our thoughts are with all the victims in this crash, but especially with the young children who sustained serious injuries in this accident.
Drunk driving is becoming a serious problem in California. Drunk driving fatalities have increased by more than 16% since 2017, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s annual report for 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.8% of Californians reported drinking too much before getting behind the wheel.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash involving an intoxicated driver, you should contact The May Firm to speak with a knowledgeable DUI accident attorney and find out if you have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
At The May Firm, our accident attorneys will work with you to safeguard your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery. If you or a loved one has been hurt as the result of another person’s irresponsible actions, contact us online or call (844) 629-3476 to speak with one of our knowledgeable and expert attorneys.
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