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Vehicle crashes into Mount Hope home injuring two children

SAN DIEGO, CA – Three people were injured when a vehicle crashed into the back of a residence in the Mount Hope area on Wednesday night.

Local news reports that the driver was on an offramp from SR-94 when he went off the road at the intersection of the ramp with Federal Boulevard and Home Avenue at about 9:45 p.m. The white Mustang landed inside the home in the 3900 block of 39th Avenue.

Two children were asleep when the car crashed into their bedroom and trapped them. The were taken to an area children’s hospital and treated for minor injuries.

The driver was also taken to a local hospital. The severity of his injuries is unclear.

An investigation is ongoing and authorities are checking into whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

A building inspector was called out to assess the home and the residents have been at least temporarily displaced.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Drunk driver causes multi-car crash that injures two

SAN DIEGO, CA – A drunk driver caused a multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 805 that left at least one person with serious injuries on Thursday morning.

According to CHP, the driver of a maroon Honda Civic was driving recklessly south on I-805 when they crashed with two other vehicles near H Street at about 2 a.m. Debris went flying into all the freeway lanes, one of the vehicles was spun the wrong way in the crash, and the other two came to rest at the offramp.

When police arrived on the scene, they discovered that the driver of the Honda was under the influence.

At least two people were injured in the accident and the injuries were considered major. There has not yet been an update on their condition.

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.

Driver taken to jail for DUI after crash in Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle accident reported in Chula Vista on Tuesday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle crashed in the 7400 block of Otay Lakes Road at about 4:45 p.m. and was left blocking at least one lane.

When firefighters and police arrived, they discovered that the driver had been drinking. He was transported to the country jail.

Initial reported indicated that no other vehicles were involved in the accident and, thankfully, no one was injured by the drunk driver.

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.

Alcohol suspected factor of early morning crash in La Presta

SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was suspected as a factor in an overnight car accident in La Presta on Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A white Hyundai SUV crashed into the back of a black Honda Civic pm Elkelton Boulevard near Paradise Valley Road at about 12:15 a.m.

The driver of one of the vehicles was taken to a hospital and it was suspected that they were impaired. However, it has not been confirmed that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

It is unclear whether anyway else was injured in the accident.

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.

Downed tree and alleged DUI accident lead to road closures in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, CA – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported that a possible drunk-driving accident had led to road closures in San Marcos early this morning.

The accident happened near the intersection of N Twin Oaks Valley Road and San Marcos Boulevard, and was reported by authorities at 3:46 a.m.

A vehicle rolled over during the accident, which the SDCSO said involved a drunk driver.

A tree had fallen into the street, leading authorities to close the roadway during the cleanup efforts.

It is unknown if anyone was injured in the collision.

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.

Impaired driver causes wrong-way crash in Rancho Santa Fe

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way driver caused a traffic collision in Rancho Sante Fe on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A red Toyota Tundra was traveling in the wrong direction on Linea Del Cielo when he crashed into a Toyota Landcruiser near Avenida Maravillas at about 3:15 p.m.

No one was injured in the crash but the Tundra’s driver was “acting weird.” When the police arrived at the location, they suspected that the man had been drinking or was otherwise impaired.

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.

Wrong-way driver arrested after crash in Escondido

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way driver was arrested after crashing head-on at an Escondido intersection with another vehicle on Wednesday evening.

According to the Times of San Diego, police were alerted to a 1994 Honda Accord being driven erratically on Interstate 15 north at bout 7:30 p.m. The erratic driver exited the freeway on Via Ranch Parkway and got going the wrong way before crashing at Bear Valley Parkway and Mary Lane. The Honda struck one vehicle head-on and then a third vehicle became involved.

The Honda’s driver was seriously injured in the accident. He was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he receiver surgery. He was also arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The other involved drivers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

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.

Construction worker killed by DUI driver on SR-94

SAN DIEGO, CA – Lanes were closed on State Route 94 after a construction worker was killed by a drunk driver in Spring Valley on Wednesday night.

According to local ABC news, the 27-year-old construction workers was directing traffic in a work zone on SR-94 near Cougar Canyon Drive at about 10 p.m. A 1996 Lincoln Town Car came into the coned-off work zone and struck the construction worker.

The victim, a San Diego man, was taken to an area hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Lincoln, 69-year-old Arnold Lee Patton, was taken into custody for vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.

The incident remained under investigation.

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.

UPDATE: Santee woman charged in connection to fatal DUI motorcycle accident

EL CAJON, CA – A woman from  Santee is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter following a suspected DUI accident that took the life of a motorcyclist Monday morning.

According to East County Magazine, 59-year-old Pamela Gilmore was traveling northbound on Plumeria Drive shortly after 7 a.m. when she attempted to turn onto Pepper Drive and struck a 32-year-old man riding his 2005 Suzuki GSXR 100.

The motorcyclist was ejected as a result of the crash and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Gilmore sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Her 83-year-old passenger was uninjured.

Upon further investigation, troopers with the CHP determined Gilmore was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the accident. She was arrested and booked into Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility.

The name of the motorcyclist is being withheld at this time.

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.

Driver crashes into San Diego parking garage, becomes trapped

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was assessed for DUI after crashing into an underground parking garage at a San Diego apartment complex early Tuesday morning.

According to KGTV, the accident was reported at about 2:30 a.m. within the 4300 block of El Cajon Boulevard.

Police say the driver became trapped inside his Mercedes-Benz after he drove through the gate of the parking garage, causing it to fall onto the roof of the vehicle. The unidentified male driver did not say why he was attempting to get into the garage, but he evidently does not live in the complex.

No other injuries were reported at the scene of the crash.

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.

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