Suspected DUI Crash in Huntington Beach Injures Motorcyclist

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (June 4, 2021) – On Memorial Day, a suspected DUI crash victim was identified by the authorities as Chanel Garcia.

According to CHP, officers responded to the crash around 7:30 p.m., on Beach Boulevard near Slater Avenue.

Investigations revealed that a large vehicle struck Garcia’s motorcycle on Beach Boulevard while he was stopped at a red light.

As a result, Garcia suffered from minor injuries and the paramedics transported her to a trauma center for immediate surgery.

Later, the police identified the driver of the car as 26-year-old Christopher Johnstone, of Costa Mesa.

Subsequently, authorities arrested Johnstone on suspicion of DUI causing bodily injury and possession of a controlled substance.

In addition, the friends and family of Chanel Garcia set up a GoFundMe page to help with her medical expenses.

Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. For other drivers, do not tailgate a motorcyclist and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcyclists a full traffic lane when you pass, as they too have equal rights on the road.

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