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Drunk driver suspected as cause in 8-car crash that injured 10

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According to San Jose police, a Mercedes traveling at high speeds caused a fiery crash during the evening hours of August 17. The crash involving eight cars left 10 individuals injured. Police arrested the male driver of the Mercedes on charges of driving drunk at the time of the accident.

The chain reaction collision occurred around 9:28 p.m. near Capitol Expressway on Ocala Avenue when a speeding eastbound Mercedes ran through the intersection's red light, broadsided a car and then smashed into several other cars as it rolled over a number of times, police said. The Mercedes driver then fled the scene after the car came to rest in the roadway's westbound lane, leaving three occupants trapped inside the burning vehicle. Police, along with rescue crews, extinguished the fire and rescued the three individuals from the car.

According to the report, a medical helicopter and seven ambulances responded to the scene and transported six of the injured individuals to local hospitals for treatment of unknown injuries. They also took the three Mercedes passengers to a hospital, where they were treated for major injuries.

Following the accident a short time later, law enforcement officials located the driver of the Mercedes, a man in his mid-20s, and arrested him on a charge of felony DUI. He was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment but was released a short time later.

Multi-car collisions caused by drunk drivers can cause severe and disabling injuries to anyone involved. An attorney who is experienced in personal injury cases may be able to help people in similar circumstances to seek compensation for their accident-related losses such as medical expenses, lost wages and, in some cases, pain and suffering by substantiating the claim of driver negligence in a civil court.

Source: NBC Bay Area, "10 Injured in Fiery Mercedes, 8-Car DUI Crash in San Jose: Police", Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang, August 18, 2014

Source: NBC Bay Area, "10 Injured in Fiery Mercedes, 8-Car DUI Crash in San Jose: Police", Lisa Fernandez and Stephanie Chuang, August 18, 2014

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