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2 people hurt after allegedly drunk driver runs stop sign in Mountain View

SAN DIEGO, CA – A suspected drunk driver is said to have run a stop sign in Mountain View yesterday, causing himself and another driver to be injured, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened at 6:08 p.m. in the 400 block of S 45th Street, when the 35-year-old driver of a black 2012 Ford Fusion allegedly ran a stop sign.

The Fusion collided with a red 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck being driven by a 49-year-old man, then collided with a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle then struck a second automobile.

The driver of the Ranger sustained a broken leg in the crash.

The other driver suffered a laceration to the head. He is thought to have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Victim airlifted from El Cajon scene of suspected DUI crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was airlifted from the scene of an accident on State Route 94 in the El Cajon area on Tuesday afternoon.

According to CHP, the accident happened in the westbound lanes near SR-188 at about 4:50 p.m.

After being assessed at the scene, the victim was taken by medevac helicopter to Sharp Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. Authorities also order a blood test to confirm their suspicion that alcohol or drugs were factors in the car accident.

The westbound lanes were completely blocked for over an hour on Tuesday.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

24-year-old hospitalized with multiple injuries after crashing electric scooter

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man suspected of being intoxicated was hospitalized after he crashed his electric scooter in Hillside early yesterday morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened in the 3500 block of Fourth Avenue at about 1 a.m., as a 24-year-old man was driving his Bird scooter northbound in the southbound, one-way street. He collided with the median and was then ejected from the scooter.

The man, who was later determined to have been under the influence, was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. These included a fractured skull and multiple lacerations.

The victim’s identity was not immediately released.

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.

Man arrested for DUI after crashing into multiple parked vehicles

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man suspected of being under the influence was taken into police custody after he crashed his vehicle into multiple parked cars in the Mountain View area early this morning.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the crash occurred near Logan Avenue and S 45th Street at about 2:45 a.m.

A man in his 20s driving a black Jeep is thought to have collided with between five and 10 parked vehicles.

He was taken into police custody on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

About 10 bystanders helped detain the driver until authorities arrived at the scene.

No injuries were immediately reported.

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 in crash with utility pole on I-5

SAN DIEGO, CA – At least one person was injured in a single-vehicle accident with a utility pole on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Thursday afternoon.

According to CHP, the maroon sedan was headed north when it struck the center divide near Basilone Road at about overturned on the righthand side of the freeway at about 3:30 p.m. It struck a utility pole, which was downed.

Two males where inside the vehicle.

When authorities arrived, they suspected that alcohol had been involved an ordered a blood test for the driver, who sustained unknown injuries. It is unclear whether the other party was hurt.

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 in custody after San Marcos chase, crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was taken into custody for drunk driving after crashing a stolen vehicle in San Marcos just after midnight on Monday.

According to Fox News San Diego, a sheriff’s deputy spotted a car being driven erratically and without headlights close to the intersection of Descanso Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle fled instead of stopping for the deputy, and the deputy gave chase.

The suspect failed to make the turn as Descanso Ave curved to the right and crashed through the fence of a home in the 500 block of Alamitos Way. The vehicle then struck a tree and landed in the driveway.

The 32-year-old driver, John Sipp, attempted to evade arrest but was taken into custody. He received treatment for his injuries at Palomar Medical Center.

He is facing charges of DUI, violating probation, felony evading, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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.

Man crossing street fatally killed by suspected DUI driver in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA, CA – A 38-year-old man crossing the street was fatally struck by a driver in a suspected DUI crash in Chula Vista late Friday night.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the accident occurred near the intersection of 3rd Avenue and L Street at about 10 p.m., as a 38-year-old pedestrian was crossing the street.

He was struck by a driver headed eastbound on L Street, and despite the life-saving efforts of EMS personnel, the victim died at the scene.

The driver, who remained at the scene, was taken into police custody on suspicion of DUI.

The accident remains 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.

Woman investigated for DUI after child-endangerment crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities investigated a woman for DUI after a crash that endangered a small child in National City on Tuesday afternoon.

According to local news, the woman crashed a tan Nissan sedan after speeding south on Highland Avenue and failing to make the left turn to East 15th Street at about 1 p.m. She struck the curb then drove up the guidewire to a power pole, which flipped the car into the street.

Passersby helped the driver from the vehicle as well as the 5-year-old child.

Officers confirmed that the woman had been drinking. A blood test was planned at the hospital to confirm whether she was over the legal limit. The child was taken to a children’s hospital for evaluation.

There was no car seat in the vehicle for the child, so the woman was also facing charges for child endangerment and reckless driving in addition to, potentially, drunk driving.

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.

Pedestrian severely injured after being hit by teen driver in Fairmount Park

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 19-year-old driver is suspected of being under the influence when he allegedly struck a pedestrian and multiple parked vehicles in the Fairmount Park area yesterday afternoon.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the crash occurred in the 4000 block of Home Avenue at about 3 p.m., when the 19-year-old driver of a white 2014 Toyota Scion reportedly collided with a silver 2006 Toyota Sienna parked nearby.

He then struck a 56-year-old man getting something out of the back of his Nissan Versa. The 19-year-old crashed into the man and his vehicle, which was then pushed into a silver 2007 Honda Accord. The impact pushed the empty Accord into a silver 2017 Toyota Highlander parked nearby.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with severe injuries to his leg. He is expected to survive.

The 19-year-old suffered minor wounds in the crash.

Authorities suspect that the driver was under the influence when the crash happened. Their investigation continues 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.

Police investigating driver on I-5 in Oceanside

SAN DEIGO, CA – Police were investigating a driver for driving under the influence after a crash on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Thursday morning.

According to CHP, the accident involved a white van, a Chevrolet work truck, and a motorhome in the Aliso Creek rest stop along southbound 1-5 at about 7:45 a.m.

Injuries were reported from the crash but it was confirmed that at least one of the involved parties refused treatment. Further word on the condition of the involved parties has not been released.

Police were investigating at least one of the drivers after they suspected that alcohol was a factor in 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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