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Suspected DUI Driver Partially Paralyzed After Plowing into Covina Home

ABC, Los Angeles, reports a suspected DUI driver is partially paralyzed Monday after he slammed into a home in Covina, Los Angeles County fire officials said. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. in the 1300 block of E. Puente Street.

Witnesses told police the suspect traveled at high speeds on the wrong side of the road and ran a stop sign on Glendora Avenue before he turned onto Puente Avenue and plowed the 2014 Nissan Sentra through the kitchen garage of the house. The impact caused the car to catch fire and flames reached the home. The man was pulled out of his vehicle by good Samaritans who were following him, authorities said.

The driver, identified as a man in his 20s, was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition and is partially paralyzed, possibly from the neck down. Authorities said he's suspected of driving under the influence.

"I thought it was an earthquake and heard glass. When I went out to my coffee pot to get my coffee, I realize there was drywall at my feet and a big cloud of dust, so then I realized and I heard the man screaming in the car," recalled Robert Bullinger, who lives inside the home. Bullinger and homeowner Steve Sweeney were not injured. Despite the damage and cleanup, both men have a sense of sympathy for the suspected DUI driver. They said they're recovering alcoholics themselves.

Drunk driving kills thousands of individuals every year, and the number of drunk drivers is especially high in the Las Vegas Valley. In Nevada, a victim of a an intoxicated driver can seek not only compensatory damages, but punitive damages to punish the driver. If you are injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver it is important to hire attorneys who know how to recover all of the damages available to compensate a drunk driving victim for their injuries. Call Battle Born Injury Lawyers if you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI crash and schedule a free consultation.