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Riverside County, CA (November 10, 2019) – A 58-year-old man from Federal Way, California was injured in a crash involving a DUI driver on Friday, November 8th. The crash occurred around 2:00 p.m. on Highway 371 near Homestead Road.
The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene. According to reports, 40-year-old Margarito Pacheco was driving a Chevy Astron van westbound on Highway 371. Pacheco attempted a U-turn and began traveling in the wrong direction. The van collided head-on with a Toyota Tacoma driven by a 42-year-old.
Rescue workers responded to the scene and extricated 58-year-old Hongsa Insixiengmay from the truck. Insixiengmay was a passenger in the truck at the time of the crash. He was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center and is being treated for life-threatening injuries. The 42-year-old also suffered major injuries and was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center.
Following an investigation, police determined that Pacheco was impaired. There is no word on what charges will be filed.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families in this tragic crash and we hope that they have a speedy recovery.
More than 1,000 people are killed annually in California DUI crashes. In addition, thousands more will be hurt by drunk and impaired drivers. Impaired driving is one of the most dangerous and reckless actions on our roadways and impaired drivers are responsible for a great amount of devastation for crash victims and their families. Unfortunately, many DUI crashes take place at high speeds and leave other drivers unable to take defensive measures in order to avoid the crash.
At The May Firm, we have years of experience dealing with these unfortunate incidents. We know what it takes to get the compensation that you need and deserve during this tough time. Our team is standing by now to take your call. For a free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call any time at (844) 629-3476.
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