Mother and cousin of “The Rock” hurt in alleged DUI crash

The mother and cousin of “Fast & Furious” movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were recently injured in a head-on crash. The accident was allegedly caused by a drunken driver, according to a Fox 31 story reported on August 10.

According to reports, the former wrestling superstar posted a picture on Twitter on August 10 showing the damaged Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) of his mother Ata Johnson. Dwayne’s cousin, Lina Fanene, who was also injured in the crash stated on Instagram how grateful she was after surviving the incident. Under the hashtag #BearHugsAndGratitude, Dwayne advised his Instagram followers to hug their families tighter and be thankful that they can express their love to them.

The crash reportedly occurred some days ago and became more public after Fanene posted a photo of herself on Twitter with an arm sling.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strongly believe that Iowa individuals who have been injured in road accidents caused by drunk drivers should get compensation from negligent parties to recover losses. Find out how we can help you today by calling 877-327-2600.

Intoxicated driver arrested in Iowa City, charged with false imprisonment

Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, a Cedar Rapids woman was arrested after she was accused of drunk driving, and holding two passengers against their will. The 26-year-old was driving her minivan in Iowa City when she offered two men a ride.

The men obliged, and entered the vehicle, agreeing to pay a certain amount to the woman for supplying the transportation. But, an argument surrounding the method of payment broke out when the men were at their destination. The driver decided to abruptly leave the area, with the passengers still inside her car.

She was entering Interstate 80 in Iowa City when the men feared for their lives, and jumped from the moving vehicle. The driver continued traveling west until she was pulled over by police. She was subsequently arrested, and charged with intoxicated driving, and false imprisonment. Her bond was set at $6,000.

If you have been involved in a car accident due to a drunk driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.

Study says sleepy driving the same as drunk driving

A study conducted by French researchers has found a connection between sleepy drivers and an elevated risk for car accidents.

Data was gathered from 700 different drivers who had to stay in a hospital due to a car accident for at least one day. The results indicated that drivers who felt sleepy, and drivers who were intoxicated were twice as likely to cause a car accident than those drivers who felt awake, and were sober.

Police also determined that roughly half of those that were studied were responsible for the car accidents that left them with injuries. The findings from this study are featured in “Archives of Internal Medicine.”

Drunk driving and reckless driving can cause severe injuries, and oftentimes fatalities. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.

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