DUI Driver Arrested Two-Vehicle Crash near Humphrey Road

SUTTER COUNTY, CA (September 30, 2022) – Wednesday night, Jonathan Reyes and 10 others sustained injuries in a DUI crash on Highway 20.

The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m., near Humphrey Road on September 21st.

According to reports, Mariah Lindsey Lopez, was driving a northbound maroon 2008 Honda Pilot with five minor passengers. Meanwhile, 24-year-old Reyes was driving a red 2018 Jeep Compass west with three adults and one infant passenger.

For DUI suspected reasons, Lopez crossed Highway 20 and failed to yield before striking the Jeep.

Emergency crews extricated several trapped occupants and transported at least ten victims to nearby hospital for further treatment. Moreover, medics say a 12-year-old girl suffered a broken femur and was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center.

Following preliminary duties, 31-year-old Lopez of Meridian, was charged with felony DUI causing injury. However, she remains in the hospital in serious condition.

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

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when injured in a DUI car accident. 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 them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat. Click here to request a police report.

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