Even though drunk driving is against the law, many drivers tragically succumb to the dangers of driving while intoxicated. When accidents happen, the consequences are serious. And there is no special treatment for celebrities, either – the dangers of drunk driving transcend social status, age, ethnicity, income level, and so much more. In other words, a drunken driving accident does not play favorites – anyone can be affected. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Matt Bush, Tampa Bay Rays’ pitcher and former San Diego Padres top draft pick in 2004, is making unfavorable headlines this week for an alleged DUI car accident that injured a 72-year-old motorcyclist, reminding San Diego that drunk driving is serious no matter who you are – celebrity or not.
As USA Today reports, the motorcyclist, Anthony Tufano, was seriously injured as he got ran over by Bush’s SUV in a drunk driving accident. Tufano was immediately transported to a local hospital where he was treated for several major catastrophic injuries. While he was listed in critical condition, his family is optimistic about his recovery.
“They are just trying to keep him healing and resting,” Moore said. “We are optimistic. It’s going to be a long road.”
Following the injury accident, Bush was arrested last Thursday on seven serious charges including hit-and-run accident, property damage and a DUI – all while driving on a suspended license.
In accidents such as these, the stakes are tragically high – both emotionally and financially. There’s no doubt that Tufano will face months of recovery including physical therapy and dependence on pain medication. The monumental hospital bills will cost him “hundreds of thousands” according to the news source.
The family believes that Bush and his teammate passenger Brandon Guyer are responsible for the DUI car accident.
Above the limit: drunk driving in San Diego
Drunk driving is a serious offense with serious consequences. Don’t risk your life or the life of others by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Consider buying a prepaid taxi before drinking, designating a sober driver, or even being a responsible host and limiting alcohol an hour before the party ends.
Drunk driving is one of the top 25 causes of car accidents in San Diego. If you’ve been injured in a car accident and suspect the other driver was intoxicated, you have legal rights that you may be entitled to. Call the Law Offices of Michael Pines at 1-800-655-6585 for a no-cost legal consultation. We fight hard to get our clients the maximum financial recovery that they are entitled to. Don’t talk to the insurance company until you talk to us. As experienced personal injury lawyers in San Diego, we know that insurance agencies are not looking out for your best interest – but we are. Call us today or submit the details of your case online.