It does not seem that long ago since a 12-year old boy was injured while skateboarding on the shoulder of a Hesperia street. The driver of a pickup truck, crashed into him. The young boy suffered major head trauma and a compound fracture to one of his legs.
According to a report made by the California Highway Patrol a few years back, Hesperia only reported 5 deaths and a little over 30 injuries involving alcohol-related accidents. The man was arrested for suspicion of a felony DUI.
I hope the family of this young boy contacted a Personal Injury attorney who is experienced in making sure negligent and drunk drivers are held responsible for their actions. He or she can also advise the family what to do if the negligent driver had no insurance or not enough insurance to compensate them for all of their expenses.