Six Pedestrians Injured in DUI Accident near Menlo Avenue

HEMET, CA (October 12, 2022) – Saturday evening, Kody Ray Cihal was arrested and six were hurt in a DUI crash on Girard Street.

The collision occurred just before 11:00 p.m., near the intersection of Girard Street and Menlo Avenue. 

According to reports, six people were leaving a party entering their vehicle when the DUI driver struck them and their car. Upon impact, two women became trapped underneath and all six people, including a 6-year-old child, sustained injuries.

First responders arrived and used a jack to extricate the two women from underneath the truck. Medics then transported the two women, the 6-year-old and three others, to a local hospital. 

Meanwhile, officers arrested Kody Ray Cihal, for suspicion of DUI and child endangerment. 

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. When buzzed or drunk, it is best to request an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. If possible, reach out to a family member or a friend to come and pick you up.

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 them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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