[04-12-2024] Santa Cruz County, CA – Two People Injured, Including Child, Following Two-Vehicle DUI Collision Near Felton

Published April 12, 2024

[04-12-2024] Two People Injured, Including Child, Following Two-Vehicle DUI Collision Near FeltonTwo people were injured, including a child, following a two-vehicle DUI collision near Felton, Santa Cruz County, on Friday afternoon, April 12, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened on Highway 9 near San Lorenzo Valley High School.

CHP said that the crash resulted in two individuals getting hurt, including a child who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

Authorities then confirmed that the driver responsible for the accident was arrested on charges of felony DUI but did not disclose the suspect’s name. 

Both lanes of Highway 9 around the school were blocked as a precaution.

Further details were not immediately available. Police work is underway.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.