CALIFORNIA – Two motorists were arrested on suspicion of DUI following a head-on collision in California.
California Highway Patrol explained the incident took place just before 2 p.m. on April 29. Dorothy Smith, 72, of Oakhurst, was driving her 2001 Chevy Tahoe northbound on Highway 41 when she crossed into the path of a southbound 2004 Toyota Tundra being driven by Dustin Fisher, 43, of Coarsegold.
Smith and Fisher collided head-on, pinning Smith inside her vehicle for roughly 40 minutes. Paramedics extricated Smith from her SUV with the Jaws of Life and transported her to an area hospital for a broken arm, broken ankle and possible internal injuries.
Fisher also sustained a broken ankle and possible broken ribs and was taken to St. Agnes Hospital for treatment.
Fisher had two passengers in the vehicle, Sean Elliott, 43, of Oakhurst, who was not injured, and Elliott’s 11-year-old son, who sustained possible internal injuries and was transported to Fresno’s Community Regional Medical Center for care.
Following the crash, CHP arrested both Smith and Fisher on suspicion of DUI. Smith was believed to have been under the influence of prescription medication while police believed Fisher was under the influence of alcohol.
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