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One person dead, another injured on I-15

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was killed and another seriously injured in Interstate 15 on Monday night outside of the San Diego.

According to the Times of San Diego, the solo vehicle crash happened in the northbound lanes south of Gopher Canyon Road at about 12:30 a.m. A Lexus ES 350 carrying two 21-year-olds left the highway at a high speed, went across the median, and up the embankment along the freeway. The vehicle struck a guardrail at the top of the embankment then rolled back down the hill.

The driver was ejected as the car turned side-over-side. The Riverside County man was transported from the scene at pronounced dead at Palomar Medical Center. The passenger was also transported from the scene and treated for serious injuries.

Neither occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Alcohol may also have played a roll in the incident.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

SAN DIEGO, CA – Minor injuries were reported after a late-night drunk-driving related rollover crash in Oceanside on Monday, according to CHP.

The drunk driver overturned his vehicle on State Route 76 near Rice Canyon Road at about 11:11 p.m. The car was in the roadway, creating a hazard for other drivers after the crash.

When emergency workers arrived on the scene they transported the unidentified driver to Palomar Hospital. The victim was treated for minor injuries. It was also determined that they were under the influence at the time of the crash.

The drunk driver’s vehicle was the only car involved 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.

Scooter rider suffers life-threatening injuries in collision with SUV

SAN DIEGO, CA – An intoxicated man riding a scooter was struck by an SUV near Liberty Station on Sunday, according to the Times of San Diego.

The 36-year-old was riding an electric scooter on Byron Street near Rosencrans Street at about 10:40 p.m. He drove through a red light and crashed into a Volvo SUV.

The man was transported from the scene to a local hospital with a brain bleed and other life-threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old female driver remained at the scene and cooperated with officials.

The scooter’s rider was determined to be intoxicated at the time of 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.

Suspected DUI driver injuries sleeping man in Mission Bay

SAN DIEGO, CA – A sleeping man was injured by a suspected drunk driver while he was sleeping in his parked vehicle in the Mission Bay Area on Wednesday.

Fox News San Diego reports that a 21-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle on East Mission Bay Drive in the area of Clairemont Drive and SeaWorld Drive at about 5:20 a.m. He struck a car parked along the side of the road, injuring a 58-year-old man sleeping in the stationary vehicle. That car was then pushed into a third vehicle.

The injured man was transported to a hospital in La Jolla where he received treatment for a severe brain bleed.

There was also someone sleeping in the third vehicle, but they were uninjured.

The driver was suspected to be driving under the influence at the time of the crash. His name has not been 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.

Drunk driver hit teenager intentionally

SAN DIEGO, CA – A drunk driver intentionally struck a teenager with his car after purportedly harassing them earlier Friday morning, reported NBC San Diego.

Fernando Chavez Lopez began arguing and harassing Kaleah Smith Friday morning by blowing her kisses and trying to initiate a conversation while she waited outside a convenience store.

Smith explained the situation to her cousins and they came to assist and protect her. Her cousins confronted Lopez and he left after informing them he was just drunk. A while later Smith returned to the Ideal Market with her fiance and cousin to discuss the previous issues with Lopez.

Lopez had followed them back and while they were walking home, he attempted to hit Smith and missed. Lopez made a quick u-turn and struck Smith’s cousin, who damaged the windshield and rolled over the car.

Paramedics were called to the scene and transported Smith’s cousin to the hospital with scrapes, bleeding from the ears, and bruises. Officers arrested Lopez and booked him into jail.

It is unknown if alcohol was the only factor in Lopez’ vendetta against Smith and her cousin. This was their first time encountering Lopez and there was no indication he was mentally unstable, beyond being drunk. Officers are investigating the collision and more information will be provided when it becomes available.

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.

Two hurt in single car accident in Mission Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA – KGTV reports that a vehicle collided with a support column at a Mission Beach apartment building at around midnight this morning, injuring two.

Witnesses stated the car was driving at an accelerated rate of speed at the time of the collision. Many of the residents heard the crash while others felt the force of the impact.

The structure received only minimal damage.

Witnesses say the driver was acting intoxicated, and police tested him for DUI. Both the driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital with injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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 car into tree

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SAN DIEGO, CA – A young man has been taken into custody for alleged DUI after he crashed his car into a tree early this morning, according to a report by Fox 5 San Diego.

The accident happened around 4 a.m. in the 5000 block of Waring Road when the suspected drunk driver passed out while behind the wheel and drove his car into a tree.

In video footage of the incident, the driver describes himself as a “hardworking 21-year-old” and a student at California State University San Marcos.

The driver was reportedly mildly injured but refused medical treatment.

He also allegedly argued with several police officers and emergency staff.

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 hitting SFPD vehicle in illegal U-turn

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SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was arrested for a DUI after he hit a San Diego Police car in an illegal U-turn early this morning, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. on Bachman Place, near Montecito Point.

The unidentified male driver of a Chrysler 300 was pulled off the side of the road when a patrol car pulled up alongside him. The driver attempted an illegal U-turn and crashed into the police vehicle in the process, damaging both cars.

There were no reported injuries in the accident.

The driver has been taken into custody for driving while under the influence.

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.

East Los Angeles- Bicyclist Seriously Injured In Suspected A DUI Crash

A bicyclist was seriously injured in a suspected DUI crash in east Los Angeles on Monday, April 6, 2020. The accident happened at the intersection of of N. Eastman Avenue and E. 1st Street. A black Honda Accord was possibly involved in the accident. According to authorities, alcohol or drugs caused the accident.

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.

San Diego- Female Pedestrian Injured After She Was Hit By A Driver Suspected Of DUI; Passenger Also Injured

A female pedestrian was injured after she was hit by a pole in San Diego. The driver suspected of DUI who caused the accident to happen was arrested on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The said driver was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on the 4800 block of Genesee Avenue, south of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, when the driver hit a raised center median. The driver over corrected the vehicle, causing it to roll, and hit a light pole. The pole broke at the base. The pole, then, hit a female pedestrian on the sidewalk. The involved driver and his passenger fled the scene after the accident happened. However, authorities were able to locate the driver at a later time, and arrested him for suspected DUI. The passenger of the driver involved in the accident was also injured.

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.

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