Visalia, CA – Driver arrested for DUI following crash that killed 8-year-old boy, CHP officials report
VISALIA, Calif (December 30, 2021) – CHP officials report that a boy died in a vehicle crash on Thursday, and the driver has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
At roughly 4:39 in the morning of Thursday, dispatchers received a report of a collision near Porter Avenue and Avenue 432 in Visalia.
Upon arrival, CHP officers determined that Sabrina Elizondo, 28, of Orange Cove, failed to stop at a stop sign at Avenue 432, traveled off of the roadway and crashed into a “large power transmission pole owned by PG&E.”
Investigators report that Elizondo suffered major injuries and that an 8-year-old passenger died in the crash.
Elizondo was arrested for felony driving under the influence, taken to an area hospital, where she was admitted due to her injuries.
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California reported more than 1,000 vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving in 2018. About 30% of these collisions result in at least one death. In the United States, more than 10,000 people die as a result of drunk driving every year. Those injured in car accidents caused by drunk drivers are often much worse off than those who suffer injuries in regular wrecks. This is because drunk drivers tend to be more reckless than sober drivers.
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