Several Injured in DUI Multi-Car Crash at Florida and Santa Fe in Hemet, Jonathan Padilla Arrested

Several Injured in Hemet Car Accident at Florida Avenue and Santa Fe Street


Hemet, California (February 18, 2020) – A man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after a multi-vehicle collision that left several people injured in Hemet on Saturday night.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened at Florida Avenue and Santa Fe Street at about 10:50 p.m.

The authorities said 24-year-old Jonathan Padilla was driving a black Chevrolet SUV when he crashed into a light pole.

The vehicle continued driving and crashed into three other vehicles on Stetson Avenue near Lyon Avenue.

The authorities said multiple people were injured in the accident and were taken to local hospitals for treatment.

A dog was also injured in the crash and was taken to a nearby shelter by animal control officers.

Padilla was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion DUI.

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, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.