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Motorist blames intoxicated driver for causing crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 2, 2018

Car accident 32

FRESNO — A motorist is suing another driver, alleging negligence in driving while intoxicated.

Amy Johnson filed a complaint Dec. 15 in Fresno County Superior Court against Priscilla Consuelo Diaz, Delia Smart and Does 1-50, alleging they failed to exercise standard care and skill required in operating a vehicle.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 20, 2016, Johnson was driving at the intersection of East Ness Avenue and North La Entrada in Fresno. when she was hit by a speeding vehicle driven by Diazs who was intoxicated from alcohol and/or drugs. The suit says Johnson suffered physical, mental and emotional injuries, wage loss and loss of use of property, plus hospital and medical expenses.  

The plaintiff alleges Diaz, who had a history of drunk driving, failed to adequately maintain and operate a motor vehicle so as not to cause harm, fled from the scene of the accident in an attempt to avoid financial responsibility and criminal prosecution, and illegally drove a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Johnson seeks trial by jury, compensatory and punitive damages of more than $25,000, costs of suit and all other fair and just relief. She is represented by attorney Robert G. Gilmore of Law Office of Robert G. Gilmore in Fresno.

Fresno County Superior Court case number 17-CECG-04240

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