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Lakeland, CA- 1 Person Killed And Another Injured In A Suspected DUI Car Crash Along Grand Avenue And Vail Street

1 person was reportedly killed in a DUI car crash in Lakeland, CA early Sunday morning, August 11, 2019. The accident happened along Grand Avenue and Vail Street. A Buick Rendezvous was travelling northbound when its driver crashed his vehicle head-on with a southbound Chevrolet Chevelle. The driver of the Chevrolet Chevelle was killed instantly in the crash. Meanwhile, the driver of the Buick sustained moderate injuries from the crash. The driver of the Buick was suspected of driving under the influence.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Lemon Grove, CA- CHP Officer Injured In A Suspected DUI Hit-And-Run Crash

A San Diego California Highway patrol officer was injured after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver in East County, CA late Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019. According to police, the officer was removing debris from State Route 94 in the Lemon Grove area when about 10:30 pm, the officer saw a vehicle speeding towards his direction. The officer was able to stop the car, however, when the officer began to approach the driver, the driver hit the gas and drove his car towards the officer. The driver crashed the car into the officer and the officer’s patrol car before fleeing. The CHP officer was left injured on the side of the freeway but was able to move to a safe part of the road and make a call for help. The said CHP officer involved in the crash sustained moderate injuries.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Humboldt Hill, CA- Man Killed After Intoxicated Driver Crashed Vehicle Into A House

An intoxicated driver crashed a vehicle into a house in Humboldt Hill, CA on Friday, June 28, 2019. A couple was inside the house at the time of the crash. The couple was identified as 64-year old Robert Beland and 62-year old Elizabeth Martin. Beland was killed in the crash. Beland was declared dead at the St. Joseph’s Hospital after he was taken there following the accident. 4 people were reportedly inside the house at the time of the crash. However, 2 people inside were not injured. 1 victim in the crash had to be pulled from the rubble. The crash occurred a few minutes after 10:30 pm in the 6000 block of Humboldt Hill Road. The driver of the vehicle involved in the crash was not injured. The said driver was identified as Ryder Stapp from Fields Landing. Stapp was reportedly under the influence of alcohol and was driving at a high rate of speed at the time of the crash. Stapp was reportedly arrested and booked into jail for DUI and hit-and-run vehicular manslaughter.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

No, You May Not Have “Anuzzer”

From Mission Beach, to Gaslamp, to the several hipster bars tucked away in cool neighborhoods throughout San Diego, enjoying a craft brew or an expertly made cocktail with friends is something of a pastime in our fair city. And with the accessibility in recent years of Uber and Lyft, drunk driving and DUI arrests have gone down significantly. But unfortunately, they’ve not been eliminated from our society, and bad things can happen when people drink and drive. Read the rest »

Does Pushing “Last Call” Back to 4 a.m. Make California Roads Less Safe?

“Last call for alcohol, y’all. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.”

When you hear that utterance in California, you know that the little hand is on the two and the big hand is approaching the 12. Yes, ever since 1935, last call in the Golden State’s bars and clubs has been a strict 2 a.m. But if two state senators have their way, California residents will be allowed to imbibe for two more hours—until 4 a.m. Read the rest »

December is National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month

December Drunk DrivingEach year, drunk drivers kill more than 10,000 people. About one third of all traffic deaths in America involve a driver who was legally drunk. Driving under the influence of drugs has become a big problem, as well. Sadly, many accidents happen this time of year. With more people out traveling after celebrations that may include alcohol, the dangers on the road can ruin anyone’s holiday season. Read the rest »

Tips to Avoid a Holiday DUI

Tips to Avoid a DUIAlcohol is a contributing factor in about a third of all fatal car accidents in the United States. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), someone died in an alcohol-impaired accident every 52 minutes in the year 2013. San Diego drunk driving collisions can happen at any time, but they most often happen at night, on weekends, and during the holidays. Read the rest »

El Cajon Woman to Potentially Face 15 years For DUI Collision

San Diego DUI ArrestA woman being held for a variety of charges stemming from an April 2015 DUI collision that killed her daughter was in El Cajon Superior Court this past week to hear whether she would stand trial. 

After hearing the evidence, the judge determined the case would stand trial. The 32-year old defendant faces felony and misdemeanor charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while impaired, child endangerment, possession of methamphetamine, and driving with a suspended license. Her defense attorney was able to have one charge of gross negligence dismissed by the judge. The attorney noted that the single mother has never been convicted of a previous crime, stating his client, “Lives with the pain of the loss of her child every day.” Read the rest »

MADD’s Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign Begins Soon

San Diego Drunk DrivingFrom the week of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is a dangerous time to be on the road. This is the time of year for holiday parties, and more impaired drivers are on the road. One way to prevent drunk driving accidents is to encourage others to use designated drivers. This is why Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has their annual Tie One On For Safety Holiday Campaign.

Tie One On For Safety is MADD’s longest running public awareness project. To participate, you can display a MADD red ribbon on your vehicle. You can get a red ribbon, magnet, or window decal through your local MADD affiliate. These ribbons encourage others to designate a driver and avoid getting behind the wheel after a night of partying. Read the rest »

Pedestrian Dies in DUI Accident Blocks From Checkpoint

DUI Checkpoint AccidentLabor Day weekend DUI checkpoints have become an unfortunate but necessary part of our national holiday. Recently, San Diego has seen a serious spike in DUI-related accidents and deaths. DUIs have become such a problem that the District Attorney has dubbed 2015 the city’s “Summer of Shame.” Law enforcement agents were out in force over the holiday weekend, hoping to curb some of the dangerous behavior and potentially stop a few accidents. Read the rest »

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