March 12, 2023

Los Angeles, CA – CHP Officer Hurt in DUI Crash on 1st St. at Eastern Ave.

Los Angeles, CA - CHP Officer Hurt in DUI Crash on 1st St. at Eastern Ave.

Los Angeles, CA (March 12, 2023) – An officer with the California Highway Patrol was taken to the hospital following a crash in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 9th. The crash happened around 12:00 a.m. at the intersection of 1st Street and Eastern Avenue.

According to a report, the driver of a civilian car struck the CHP car at the intersection. A patrol officer in the CHP car was trapped inside his vehicle. Firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene to extricate the officer. He was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. The name of the officer was not immediately released. The driver of the other car was not hurt in the accident. Following an investigation, authorities located several alcoholic beverages in the other vehicle. It is believed that alcohol played a role in the collision.

The accident remains under investigation at this time. There is no word on whether any charges will be filed. No further information is available.

We would like to offer our thoughts and best wishes to the injured officer following this crash in Los Angeles. We hope for a complete and speedy recovery.

DUI Crash in Los Angeles

DUI accidents continue to account for a large portion of all reported crashes in Los Angeles. From 2017 through 2019, the city averaged nearly 3,000 reported accidents involving impaired drivers each year. These crashes totaled between 37 and 40 percent of all accidents in the city. This is significant because DUI crashes tend to be some of the most serious accidents that we see on our local roadways. Impaired drivers lack the ability to appreciate and respect the risks and hazards of driving. They have slower reaction times, meaning that crashes often occur at higher speeds and have a tendency to cause more damage. They may fail to avoid hazards or obstacles due to decreased perception of the events going on around them. These factors combine to cause a major problem for innocent motorists.

If you have been affected by a Los Angeles DUI accident, you will want to speak with an attorney about your legal options as soon as possible. DUI crashes can be viewed differently by insurance companies as well as juries due to the seriousness of the negligent behavior involved. Many people take a zero-tolerance stance towards drunk driving and impaired drivers whose negligence leads to injuries.

At Madison Law Group, we are here to stand up for your legal rights. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys will make sure that you are protected and that you receive the compensation that you deserve. While it is never desirable to become the victim of an injury crash, we will help to secure your future by working diligently on your behalf. We strongly believe that all negligent drivers should be held fully accountable for their actions.

Our firm is standing by to speak with you at any time. Our consultations are always free for all potential clients. To speak with a Los Angeles DUI accident attorney, please contact us at (310) 201-7676.