Nineteen year old Brandi Thomas has now been arrested after hitting two bicyclists in El Dorado Hills, just north of Sacramento California. it has been reported that Brandi had been drinking all night and still had Alcohol in her system when she hit the two bicyclists.
The two bicyclists were identified as Kathi R. Sturgeon, 48, and Katherine Hurd, 43, both of El Dorado Hills. Both of these woman have been critically injured and are still in the hospital.
According to the police report:
“Thomas leaned over to pick up a water bottle and the Honda drifted into the bike lane on the right side of the road. The sport utility vehicle hit the bicyclists, then continued for 600 feet before pulling over with a flat tire.”
The police also said she failed a field sobriety test.
This just shows how horrible the outcome can be after drinking and driving.
“In 2006, an estimated 17,602 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes—an average of one every 30 minutes. These deaths constitute 41 percent of the 42,642 total traffic fatalities. Of these, an estimated 13,470 involved a driver with an illegal BAC (.08 or greater). On average someone is killed by a drunk driver every 39 minutes.”
“Of the over 159 million alcohol-impaired driving trips estimated that Americans took in 2002, over ten percent (18 million trips) were made by 18-20 year olds.”
For more statistics please visit www.madd.org
Attorney Moseley Collins has helped many people injured by drunk drivers. He was the founding President of the Santa Clara County chapter of MADD.
If you or a loved has been injured or killed by a drunk driver you have a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. It is vital that you find an experiencedpersonal injury lawyer to fight for your rights as a victim. Many bills and fees are thrown at you after an accident like this. You have medical bills, vehicle repair fees, or in some cases funeral expenses.
Here at the office of Moseley Collins we take care of those concerns, so that our clients can focus on healing, grieving, and recovering.