Murrieta’s Mayor Injures 4 Teens in Suspected DUI Crash

Murrieta01 Four high school cheerleaders were hospitalized after being rear-ended by Murrieta’s mayor, Alan Long, Thursday night. Long has since been arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Long was driving down Jefferson Avenue in his full size truck when he crashed into the back of a car waiting to make a left on Lily Avenue.

He failed a field sobriety test and his preliminary breathalyzer measured his blood alcohol content at .07 precent.

The girls were hospitalized with injuries ranging from moderate to major. Three of the girls have been released from the hospital, but one is continuing to receive treatment.

Driving under the influence is a serious offense. About one third of all fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to respond to road conditions or execute specific driving maneuvers. 

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver you are entitled to receive redress for your medical bills and suffering as well as punitive damages. To learn more about your rights and option after an accident give the personal injury attorneys at Bergener & Associates a call at 1-800-881-2021.

An experienced member of our team is available to address all of your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Are Angels of Anaheim Liable for a Beating at Their Stadium?

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the San Francisco 49ers have both experienced some very sad actions on the part of sports fans in their stadiums. When someone assaults another person at a sporting event, it is behavior that cannot be tolerated.

While the person instigating the attack is obviously to blame, it’s also important to ask if things could have been done differently to prevent the assault. At any event where drinking is prevalent and emotions run high, security is paramount to the safety of fans and families who attend baseball and football games.

The Angels say that “the safety and fan experience is the focus of our organization. It’s an unfortunate incident. We wish the gentleman and his family the best. We hope that the investigation will unfold the way it should,” adding that security is evaluated every night on a regular basis, and that, “that night, the response was immediate.”

I sincerely hope that this is the case and that negligence on the part of the Angels or their security were not a factor in this tragic incident. Likewise, it is important to examine the events that unfolded in the bathroom assault at Levi’s stadium during the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs game.

Those who host large events have a responsibility to the attendees that they will take reasonable measures to keep everyone safe. Whether it’s a sporting event, concert, or a club, it’s that security that allows us to enjoy ourselves with peace of mind. It’s that security that allows us to share experiences with our families and our children.

If you’ve been injured due to a lack of security at an event, call our assault attorneys at 1-800-881-2021 for a free consultation. We can help you determine if you have a case and how to take the right steps moving forward.