A possible DUI car accident left two passengers injured on November 12‚ 2011‚ around 4:52 a.m. at Aero Drive and Santo Road. According to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali‚ three men were heading westbound on Aero Drive‚ when the driver lost control. As a result‚ the car drifted north across traffic lanes and smashed into a concrete wall near Santo Road.
The car driver fled from the accident scene after causing the crash‚ leaving his two injured passengers. One suffered minor injuries while the other passenger was seriously injured. Both were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officers believe that alcohol may have been a factor. The accident is still under investigation.
The car driver will most likely be found to have violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) which states that "It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug‚ or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug‚ to drive a vehicle." The driver committed a double felony for running away from the scene of accident. Not only is this a crime but also morally incomprehensible that one would run away from the scene of accident.
The injured passengers should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County DUI car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights. The victims may be entitled for a compensation to cover the treatment expenses and other crash-related damages.
Our San Diego law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by both the passengers heal soon and do not prove life-threatening.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in San Diego County drunk driving accidents and is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in DUI auto accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained an injury caused by a drunken driver in San Diego‚ please order your free copy of the California car crash book. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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