Friday, June 3, 2011

Santa Cruz Motorist Injured in H-9 Single Car Accident

A Santa Cruz man was killed after his car overturned at Highway 9 on Wednesday morning.

The motorist was traveling along Rinson crossing near the railroad tracks when he lost control of the wheels. The car tripped to its side and trapped the driver for less than an hour, according to reports.

Firefighters arrived and pulled the man through the front windshield. Paramedics rushed him to Dominican Hospital for an evaluation and treatment of minor injuries.

The Santa Cruz police officers are still investigating whether alcohol or speeding is a factor in the crash.

If the driver's Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test exceeded 0.08 percent, the authorities can cite him a Driving Under Influence (DUI) charge. On the other hand, if the investigation point to speeding violation, the driver may face a more stringent penalty.

DUI and speeding are considered as negligent acts under Personal Injury law. Adults must comply with the 0.08 % BAC limit, and minors must abide with the zero percent tolerance rule. On the other hand, drivers must meet the 60 mph speed limit on freeways and 25 mph on populated areas. The driver may face expensive fines or jail time if found guilty of these traffic regulations.

If you have experienced a similar roll over crash, you may consult with a car accident attorney in Los Angeles to help you clarify the causes of events in the accident. Your Personal Injury lawyer will help you undergo the process of litigation.

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