Mesa, AZ (June 17, 2019) – On June 16th, a Mesa police officer was injured after his patrol vehicle was rear-ended in an auto accident early Sunday morning, just before 2:24 a.m.
The accident occurred when a drunk driver collided with the officer’s police vehicle. The police vehicle was stopped at a red light on Main Street at Gilbert Road. According to authorities, Hamilton Ruiz, 31, was traveling eastbound and failed to stop at the light.
Authorities determined Ruiz was impaired after noticing his strong alcohol odor, slow speech pattern, and bloodshot eyes. He was arrested for DUI and taken to the Mesa City Jail. The officer was taken to Banner Desert Hospital, where it was determined that he sustained minor injuries.
Our best wishes to the officer for a quick recovery.
Warm weather and the start of summer means more drivers on the road, which means an increase in the number of auto accidents. Unfortunately, many of those accidents involve injuries. In fact, more than 30,000 auto accidents involving injuries occur in Arizona each year.
Furthermore, victims who sustain injuries in auto accidents are often left with high costs from medical bills and vehicle damage. Victims can contact an auto accident attorney in Phoenix for help, and in some cases, seek compensation for their injuries.
The auto accident attorneys at Escamilla Law Group, PLLC, have years of experience in helping victims get the justice and compensation they deserve. Our knowledgeable attorneys can help you get fair compensation to cover the costs associated with injuries incurred from collisions. Contact our auto accident attorneys in Phoenix, Arizona, at (623) 562-3838 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Phoenix and broader Arizona community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.