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Hit and Run in Irvine

A man was arrested on suspicion of felony assault and driving under the influence.

The suspect, Jerome Bowan, struck several people with his car. This incident took place on Friday night in Irvine. Police received reports of an altercation in the Woodbridge community. The altercation was on West Yale Loop near Stone Creek North at around 10:20 p.m. The accident and altercation happened outside of a house party. Police is unsure if the victims were targeted.

Jerome Bowan was involved in the reported altercation. He then proceeded to get into his vehicle. Bowan drove the car into a group of people near the intersection. Several people were injured in this collision. Three people had to be taken to the hospital. None of the injuries were life-threatening, but there were serious injuries and broken bones.

The three victims were three males. Two of the victims were adults, and the third victim was a juvenile. The most serious injury was a compound fracture to the leg. This injury was sustained by one of the adults. These victims were at the house party near the collision and altercation.

Bowan fled the scene in his vehicle. He was later stopped by Police about a mile away. He was pulled over near Culver Drive and Barranca Parkway. Officers had him take sobriety tests. It was concluded that Bowan was driving under the influence.

He was taken into custody. Police are still investigating whether the crash was intentional or accidental. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the altercation. If you have any information, contact the Irvine Police.

Thankfully, these victims were not fatally injured. It is also fortunate that Police were able to stop Bowan quickly. There could have been more injuries and damage. Drunken driving is incredibly dangerous. A drunken driver has delayed reaction and impaired vision. Accidents involving drunken drivers are often fatal or quite serious.

If you are in an accident involving a drunken driver, do not hesitate to contact an Irvine car accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is fully prepared to handle any case. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won. Our expert car accident lawyers have won countless of cases. Each lawyer is fully prepared to help you win your case. Insurance may cover some of the costs, but a car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for your losses.