Phoenix, AZ (October 25, 2019) – Officers from the Phoenix Police Department have released a video of a car crashing into a suspected drunk driver.
According to officials, the incident happened on the night of October 15th, near 53rd Avenue and Indian School Road. Police stated that the vehicle crashing into the alleged drunk driver may have saved the lives of two pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Per a police report, a Chevrolet entered the intersection when a Jeep ran through a red light. The two cars collided just a few feet away from a couple crossing the street. Ernesto Oveso, 28, was driving the Jeep and a 27-year-old woman was driving the Chevrolet Cruze.
Police say Oveso and a female passenger got out of the jeep and started running from the scene. A witness followed them and Oveso stabbed one of the doors on the witness’s car. Officers arrested Oveso but his female passenger was never found. He’s been accused of DUI and aggravated assault.
The woman driving the Chevy Cruze was injured but is expected to recover.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
The Arizona Department of Transportation’s latest accident report found that more than 130,000 collisions occurred in 2018 alone. Sadly, these wrecks have resulted in numerous injuries and casualties. Of the total wrecks, at least 37,000 involved at least two seriously injured people requiring medical attention and hospitalization.
Wreck victims must document their injuries, negotiate with insurance companies, and take time from work. They may even have to deal with lost wages or job loss. But those affected can seek help from a personal injury lawyer, especially if they’ve been involved in an accident that’s caused by the negligent actions of another driver.
Our skilled team of injury accident lawyers at ELG Law specializes in fighting for victims and their families. Contact our accident attorneys today at (623) 562-3838 to schedule your free consultation for legal aid.
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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.
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