Clearlake Oaks, CA (July 26, 2021) – Troopers with the California Highway Patrol say that a Pacifica man was airlifted to the hospital on Saturday, July 24, with severe injuries and then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after allegedly causing a four-vehicle accident that occurred in Clearlake Oaks.
The man, identified as 37-year-old Stephen Williams, was traveling westbound on Highway 20 in his Toyota Highlander when he rear-ended a Toyota Prius near the intersection with Sulphur Bank Drive. The impact caused both vehicles to veer into oncoming traffic and they each collided head-on with one other vehicle.
Three Grass Valley women, who were traveling in a Jeep Grand Cherokee that Williams hit, were flown to UC Davis Medical Center. One of them sustained severe injuries and the other two had minor injuries, according to a release from the CHP.
An Oakland man driving the Prius suffered minor injuries, and the driver of the fourth vehicle involved in the wreck was not injured.
After he was transported to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital via ambulance and treated at the hospital, Williams was released and arrested by CHP officers. Police said they observed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication from Williams.
The investigation is ongoing, however, and further details have not been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Serious Car Accidents in the Bay Area, California
California Department of Transportation officials said that more than 30,000 traffic accidents resulted in fatalities, major injuries, or minor injuries on Bay Area roadways over the last several years. As a result, thousands of lives are lost every year on California’s highways, particularly on major thoroughfares connecting large city centers like San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area, local streets across the state, and beyond.
Unfortunately, car accidents causing injuries or even fatalities are a common part of life in California. When multiple victims are involved in an accident and sustain injuries, they may have to deal with other drivers’ insurance companies, long-term physical pain, and expensive hospital bills. Occasionally, as a result of these incidents, victims succumb to their injuries, leaving their grieving families to cope with emotional trauma and financial difficulties as a result of another driver’s negligence.
But the victims and their families affected by these wrecks can seek help from a Bay Area accident attorney. A skilled attorney in California can help victims seek justice and the fair compensation they deserve after suffering in an accident that occurred through no fault of their own.
At Halavanau Law Office, our legal team strives to help victims and their families in their time of need. Gene Halavanau at Halavanau Law Office in San Francisco works aggressively to help you collect the maximum amount of compensation available for your injuries and losses. We believe that victims and their families should never be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars of their own money after an accident, especially if their injuries resulted from a collision caused by the careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party.
Furthermore, the Halavanau team will gladly review the facts of your case and personalize our advice to match your needs. We have years of experience when it comes to safeguarding the rights of victims and their families. If you’ve been involved in a crash caused by the negligent actions of another driver and want to learn more about the next steps in your claim process, please contact our injury lawyers in the Bay Area today at (415) 692-5301 or Halavanau.com. We are ready to help you with a free, no-obligation consultation.
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