Teen Injured in Wrong-Way Collision near Smith Flat Road

PLACERVILLE, CA (October 17, 2022) – Early Friday morning, police arrested Anthony Estrada following a DUI crash on Highway 50. 

The incident happened around 12:30 a.m., on the eastbound lanes of the highway near Smith Flat Road.

According to reports, a 2004 Honda Civic was traveling west at a high rate of speed on the eastbound lanes of the highway. There, the Civic collided head-on with another vehicle near Bedford Avenue.

Emergency crews arrived shortly after and transported a 15-year-old passenger from inside the SUV to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Medics also transported the 15-year-old SUV driver to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Meanwhile, crews also transported the Honda driver, 36-year-old Anthony Estrada, for unspecified damages. 

Authorities later arrested Estrada and booked him into El Dorado County Jail in Placerville for suspicion of DUI and other related charges. 

Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are essential in operating a vehicle safely. However, these abilities are impaired when alcohol and certain medications or illegal drugs are consumed. Never drive while impaired as the consequences can be devastating for you and for others. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a DUI crash. Reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands what you are going through, and they are here to help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach their office 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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