Jimmy Trinh was awakened at 5:35 a.m. by a knock on his door. It was a police officer and a firefighter telling him that he needed to leave his house immediately. His family spent the rest of the night at a neighbor’s house. He did not realize how much danger he was in until the sun came out. An allegedly drunk driver had crashed into a high voltage tower right next to his house and removed one of the four legs from the ground. It did not collapse, but it would have crushed his home if it did.
The driver fled after the car crash, and police discovered the vehicle’s owner at a nearby hospital. Jonathon Gibson, 36, faces charges of driving under the influence, careless driving and hit and run. He claims his car was hijacked, but police say he has injuries consistent with a car accident
If the tower had fallen, it would have crushed several nearby homes (police evacuated multiple families living near the tower in case it fell). When one person’s negligence ruins the lives of other people, those victims have a right to seek justice. If you know someone who is suffering because someone else acted with malice or negligence, call our office at (866) 377-3800 to schedule a free case review. You can also visit out site to learn more about personal injury and wrongful death.
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[Tom’s Tips: Leaving the scene of an accident is a class 4 felony. If involved in a crash, do not leave unless you must report the accident.]