A total of nine people were sent to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into two vehicles Sunday evening in Fairfield.
According to local police reports and witnesses to the ordeal, 21 year old Joel Ryan Lamar was driving his Ford pickup truck down Waterman Boulevard near Hilborn Road just before 7 p.m. when he listed into oncoming lanes and sideswiped a minivan before crashing head on with a second minivan.
The two collisions sent a total of nine people to area hospitals, though none suffered serious or life threatening injuries. None of their identities has been released, and at least one of the victims was a young child.
Police closed down multiple lanes of Waterman Boulevard to allow for cleanup of the accident, which left two vehicles totaled. Tow trucks were called to the scene to drag the incapacitated vehicles away. Police investigators also combed through the area for anything else that may have been at play in the accident.
Lamar, a resident of West Sacramento and apparent minivan hater, was also taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was held in Placer County Jail until posting the $7,500 bail.
Lamar is lucky that he, or any of the occupants in the cars he hit, was not seriously injured or killed in the crash. Driving under the influence of alcohol is never worth the risk, and puts everyone on the road in danger.
Drunk driving accidents regularly inflict serious damage on those involved, and kill thousands of people each year. Those victims involved are forced to face a long and tumultuous road to recovery that can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
If you or someone you know have involved in an accident like this and have suffered damages, there are legal options available to help recover compensation from those responsible to lessen the financial stress of your ordeal. With the help of a highly trained Sacramento car accident lawyer, you can win the justice you deserve.
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