A 20-year-old man from Ukiah crashed his truck, overturning it on Highway 101. He was driving his Ford-F150 when he hit the center divide, overturning and coming to a rest in the middle of the road around 1:20am, near Cloverdale on Highway 101. At the time of the crash there was thick fog, making it hard for other cars to see the overturned vehicle, and a 19-year-old driver of a Mitsubishi from Cloverdale hit the crashed Ford. He helped the Ukiah driver escape from his vehicle, and together they pushed the vehicle out of the road. According to news reports, the Cloverdale man suffered moderate injuries.
A third driver, a woman from Cloverdale, hit debris spread by the first two crashes, but the car was not harmed and they were able to transport the Ukiah man to his home. He suffered major lacerations and a head injury from the crash. His passenger, a 24-year-old from St. Helena, suffered multiple lacerations as well as a broken hand. All three injured people were treated at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The Ukiah man was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. Further investigation showed that he did not have a driver’s license and was convicted for that offense in the past. He was treated at U.C. Davis Medical Center for his severe injuries.
As a Newport Beach personal injury lawyer, I am glad no one was hurt more severely and I hope everyone heals quickly. If you or a loved faced trauma during an auto accident, an experienced car accident lawyer Newport Beach can help you.