Following a trend that seems to have taken over the DUI news airwaves, another drunk driver rammed his car into a building last week. This time, the victim of the drunk driving was a California apartment complex.
According to a report from KTXL News in Sacramento, California, residents at a local apartment complex received an odd awakening last Saturday night when a wayward drunk driver slammed into their building around 2 a.m.
The accident occurred after a speeding car piloted by a drunk driver ran over several bushes and took out a sign advertising the apartment complex, which is very close to Sacramento City College.
After taking an ill-advised detour through the building’s front lawn, the driver ended up slamming into the kitchen of one of the building’s residents, although the resident was not injured in the accident.
Miraculously, the woman who lived in the unlucky apartment had exited her kitchen just moments before. Sources indicate that, if she had stayed in the kitchen doing her homework for a few minutes, the impact of the collision would probably have killed her.
According to the woman who was the victim of the crash, she was “extremely shocked” about the incident and remained very distraught the morning after the accident.
In her words, “[m]y kitchen is exposed, we had to barricade the door area, so that no one would break in or so no debris would come in.” Fortunately, though, her apartment has remained safe since the collision.
After the accident, the driver and the passenger of the car that mistook a kitchen for a parking lot were treated at a local hospital for relatively minor injuries.
The driver, who has yet to be named, will eventually be arrested, but authorities will wait until he is released from the hospital before they apply handcuffs and formally arrest him.
Such collisions are more common than one might think, as the weekly news wire often offers shocking tales of drunk drivers who wind up in people’s living rooms.
The proliferation of such stories shows just how dangerous drunk driving can be. When people operate cars while they are under the influence of alcohol, they are a serious risk to both themselves and to others.
Thankfully, not every DUI incident involves a serious collision. In fact, more often than not, drunk drivers are pulled over by police before they have an opportunity to do serious harm.
Nevertheless, the odds of being involved in a fatal accident increase exponentially when you get behind a wheel after having too many drinks.