San Luis Obispo, California (February 16, 2020) – The authorities have arrested the operator of a golf cart on suspicion of DUI after a collision that left at least five people including several children injured at Heritage Ranch, San Luis Obispo, on Saturday.
The California Highway Patrol said 33-year-old Breana Roinestad of Santa Maria was driving a golf cart eastbound on Heritage Boat Launch Road.
The authorities said a 2018 Chevy Silverado made an unsafe turn in front of the golf cart. The pickup truck reportedly struck the left side of the golf cart causing five unrestrained children who were sitting in the bed of the golf cart to be ejected onto the roadway.
Two children sustained serious injuries and were flown to an area hospital for treatment.
CHP officials said one child suffered moderate injuries while one was hospitalized with minor injuries.
Roinestad was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
No additional information was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.