Soquel, CA (March 5, 2023) – Authorities confirmed that 31-year-old Keller Stout was arrested following a DUI accident that took place in Soquel that left one person with major injuries.
The accident was reported on March 3 on Soquel San Jose Road.
According to officials, Stout was driving a 1997 Toyota on the roadway when his vehicle drifted into the opposite lane of travel and collided with a 1995 Honda near Hilltop Road. The Toyota then went off the roadway and crashed into a tree.
One person involved in the accident was severely hurt. The victim was rushed to an area hospital for emergency treatment of injuries.
A second victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
Stout was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
Car Accidents in California
Approximately 30% of all fatal accidents reported in California each year involve drivers who are under the influence. Thousands more are left injured as a result of these accidents. Unfortunately, the rate of DUI accidents continue to increase despite the number of laws that we have in place.
When drivers are impaired by drugs are alcohol, they are less likely to be able to control their vehicles in a responsible manner. Being under the influence can prevent a driver from being able to make sound decisions in order to avoid crashing into other vehicles. For example, drivers who are impaired may not be able to recognize colors. They may have a problem reacting to stop signs and other traffic control devices. This can lead to drivers failing to stop at intersections or crashing into other vehicles nearby.
Unfortunately, people who are involved in accidents are often left with serious injuries that impact their lives in a variety of ways. Countless people require emergency surgery and hospitalization. Many people had to go through months of therapy and rehabilitation. Many people are left with severe trauma to the head, broken bones, and other serious injuries that prevent them from ever returning to work.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident, you may have legal options to help you move forward. It is crucial that you seek help from a Soquel DUI accident lawyer immediately. Your attorney may be able to help you build a strong case against the defendant and fight for fair compensation.
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