DUI crash on Highway 41 leaves driver in critical condition
May 19, 2014
An Atascadero woman suffered major injuries Sunday night after she crashed her car while driving under the influence on Highway 41. The crash prompted two other accidents on the highway. [KSBY]
Roberta Silva, 56, was driving northbound on Highway 41 around 9 p.m. Sunday when she drifted into the path of an oncoming car. The driver of the other car tried to stop, but Silva hit the vehicle head on.
Emergency responder took Silva to a local hospital. She is in critical condition, according to the CHP.
The driver of the other car, as well as a passenger, suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Silva is facing arrest and DUI charges if she is released from the hospital.
After the first collision, one car drove off the roadway and a four-car rear ending accident occurred on Highway 41. No injuries occurred as a result of the car driving off the highway, and the CHP reported minor injuries from the four-car collision.
The CHP closed Highway 41 for several hours after the crashes.