On Saturday, a box truck crashed into several vehicles, then struck a toll booth on the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. According to reports, shortly after 5:00 a.m. the truck rear-ended a line of cars waiting in line for the toll, which caused a chain reactions. The toll booth worker was killed, and the truck driver and passenger sustained serious personal injuries. The victim was a CalTrans worker. Five other people sustained minor to moderate personal injuries in the incident. The driver was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence.
Despite widespread knowledge of the dangers of drunk driving and campaign to end drunk driving, DUI accidents still occur at an alarming rate. Drivers who cause DUI accidents with injuries and fatalities may face consequences both in the civil and criminal justice system. This includes criminal felony charges such as manslaughter, which may lead to prison time depending on the driver's prior offenses. Additionally, they may be held responsible civilly, such as through a wrongful death or other personal injury action. In these situations, they would be required to pay civil damages for the harm caused. This may include lost wages and emotional distress.For more information or if you or a loved one was harmed in any type of DUI accident, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation