One person suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle DUI crash in Sonoma, California over the weekend. The incident occurred on the night of Sunday, June 6. It was reported to the authorities at around 7:30 p.m.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, preliminary investigations show that the driver of the vehicle was operating it under the influence when the crash happened. CHP identified the driver as Dennis Jamarck, 48, of Sebastopol.
Jamarck was driving a 2019 Polaris close to the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA when his vehicle suffered the DUI crash in Sonoma. He had two other people in the vehicle with him at the time of the wreck. These were identified only as a boy aged 13 and a 45-year-old Petaluma man.
As Jamarck was driving the Polaris west of the track, the steep terrain and the impaired judgment of the driver caused him to lose control of the vehicle. As a result, the vehicle overturned at a significant rate of speed and crashed into the hillside.
The 45-year-old passenger traveling in the vehicle suffered major injuries. Once the paramedics arrived on the scene, he was taken to the Sutter Hospital in Marin via an air ambulance. Jamarck was also airlifted to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, although his injuries are reported as minor. The 13-year-old boy also suffered only minor injuries and didn’t require hospital treatment.
CHP troopers examined the on-site evidence and other details of the crash to determine that Jamarck was DUI at the time the incident occurred. He was later taken into custody at the hospital after he had received treatment.
For Orange County car accidents like these, passengers traveling with a DUI driver can seek damages if the driver causes a single-vehicle crash like this. The passengers can seek these damages with the help of an Orange County car accident lawyer.