5 Injured in DUI Collision near Service Road in Ceres

CERES, CA (December 14, 2021) Anselmo Jimenez was arrested after injuring multiple people in a DUI crash on Highway 99 Tuesday evening.

The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

For reasons unknown, Jimenez allowed his 1998 Ford SUV to veer into the westbound lane while heading east on Service Road.

As a result, the Ford sideswiped a Freightliner truck and continued along the freeway overpass. Shortly after, the Ford also collided head-on with a 2021 Dodge pickup-truck towing a trailer.

Upon arrival, officers located the SUV overturned onto its roof after hitting a guardrail. In addition, investigators located three people stuck inside the Dodge.

According to the police, 54-year-old Anselmo Jimenez suffered major injuries. Authorities later arrested Jimenez for DUI after being released from Memorial Medical Center.

The Freightliner driver, Jaime Moreno, 65 and the Dodge driver Elio Mendez-Martinez, 25, received minor injuries.

Furthermore, paramedics transported three other patients to hospitals after suffering from minor to major injuries.

At this time, Ceres officers continue to investigate the collision.

Operating a vehicle under the influence is one of the most dangerous things you can do as a driver. If you find yourself unable to safely drive, you can always contact a Lyft, Uber or taxi service instead. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.

When involved in a DUI car accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet James. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Their attorneys and professional legal team have dealt with a variety of cases including personal injury and wrongful death. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available through email, text message, and online chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To request a police report, click here.

For more accident news, click here.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.

LA Weekly