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Driver and Passenger Injured after Crashing into Trees in Vista

A motorist and a passenger were injured in a suspected driving under the influence (DUI) crash that took place on December 8, on Thibodo Road in Vista. According to a sheriff’s deputy, the suspected drunken driver was driving a Toyota RAV-4 at a high speed when he lost control of the vehicle, rolled his SUV over, and struck several trees along the street.

The passenger suffered major injuries and was immediately rushed to Palomar Medical Center for medical examination along with the driver. Our personal injury law office prays that the injured passenger and driver recover from their injuries quickly. Read the rest »

Child on Bicycle Injured by Suspected Drunken Driver in Ocean Beach

A child riding a bicycle with his/her mother suffered a broken leg after being struck by a suspected drunken driver on December 1 around 11:51 a.m. in Ocean Beach. According to San Diego Police Officer Matt Gagliardi, this crash took place at the intersection of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and West Point Loma Boulevard.

The child injured in the bicycle collision was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention and treatment. We are relieved that the mother did not sustain any serious injuries and hope that the child’s broken leg heals quickly. Read the rest »

Four Injured on Rice Canyon Road in Suspected DUI Accident

Robert Gresham, 24, and a 48-year-old motorist sustained major injuries in a suspected driving under the influence (DUI) crash that occurred on November 7 around 8:50 p.m. near the Pala Indian Reservation. Front seat passengers in both of the vehicles sustained minor injuries in this head-on collision.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt, Gresham drove his Toyota Tacoma into the westbound lane and struck a Mercedes E350 head-on. Read the rest »

Two Pedestrians Injured by Suspected Drunk Driver in San Diego

Two pedestrians, a 19-year-old and 20-year-old, suffered serious injuries after being struck by a drunken 19-year-old motorist on October 28 around 1:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Glencoe Drive in San Diego. San Diego Police Officer David Stafford said that the motorist lost control of his Chevrolet Suburban, drove onto the wrong side, and struck two parked vehicles and two pedestrians.

The 19-year-old pedestrian suffered a head injury while the 20-year-old pedestrian suffered broken ribs and a broken clavicle. Our law office sincerely prays for the complete recovery of the victims injured in this San Diego pedestrian collision. The motorist was later booked on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Read the rest »

Suspected Oceanside Drunk Driver Arrested after Crashing into Three Vehicles

Twenty-six-year-old Odilon Francisco Alcala crashed into three vehicles on September 4 around 4 p.m. near College Boulevard. According to an Oceanside Police statement, Alcala was driving his 2001 Chevy Tahoe when he sideswiped two vehicles that had stopped at a red light on College Boulevard going northbound. After hitting the two vehicles, Alcala rear ended another vehicle that had stopped at the red light waiting to turn onto Oceanside Boulevard.

Fortunately, Oceanside Police Chief Frank McCoy witnessed the entire accident. As Alcala continued to drive away after the crash, McCoy followed him and later detained Alcala along with his passenger at the 1700 block of Avenida De Suenos. Oceanside Police Captain Fred Armijo said that Alcala later was arrested for felony hit-and-run and driving under the influence. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver Runs over Woman Who Fell Off Bicycle in North Park

A female bicyclist suffered injuries when she was run over by a vehicle after she fell from her bicycle on August 29 in North Park. According to an eyewitness, a Ford Focus driven by a white male ran over the woman. He then parked at a nearby 7-11 store and wandered off.

Police officers and responding paramedics found out that the motorist was driving under the influence (DUI) and later arrested him on DUI charges when the male reappeared at the scene. Read the rest »

Neurophysiologist Struck and Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver in Escondido

60-year-old neurophysiologist Robin Vaughan was struck and killed by a drunk driver on Interstate 15 (I-15) in Escondido on July 28 around 12:35 p.m. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), 34-year-old Brian Joseph Webb was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 when he entered northbound I-15 the wrong way from the Del Lago offramp and struck Vaughan head-on.

Vaughan sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. We offer our deepest condolences to Vaughan’s family and many friends for such a tragic loss. Read the rest »

Speeding Drunken Driver Crashes with Vehicle in El Cajon, Injures Four

Four people suffered major to moderate injuries when a speeding SUV struck the PT Cruiser they were in on July 14 around 9:15 p.m. on Melrose Lane in El Cajon.

According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), a speeding Mitsubishi Montero driven by a drunk driver collided into the passenger side of a PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser was waiting for skateboarders to cross the street in order to turn into a driveway.

One of the occupants in the PT cruiser sustained a severe head injury and was rescued by the fire personnel using hydraulic rescue tools. The three other occupants suffered minor injuries. All the injured victims were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Read the rest »

Drunk Driver and Female Passenger Injured in Pacific Beach Crash

A 63-year-old drunk driver and his 41-year-old female companion were hospitalized in a DUI truck accident that took place on June 29 around 5 a.m. in the 3300 block of Ingraham Street in Pacific Beach. According to San Diego police, the man’s Ford F-150 veered off a Pacific Beach thoroughfare and smashed into a wall.

The front end of the truck was smashed, trapping the male driver and female passenger inside. The suspected drunken driver suffered injuries to his arm and pelvis. The female passenger sustained serious head and leg trauma.

Responding medics immediately transported both the injured victims to a nearby hospital for treatment. Read the rest »

Murrieta Woman Arrested in DUI Head-On Collision

One person suffered serious injuries in a suspected Canyon Lake DUI car accident that occurred on March 20, around 12:42 p.m. along the 22500 block of South Canyon Lake Drive. According to Riverside County Sheriff’s officials, Rene Rissetto was arrested for investigation of drunken driving Tuesday after a head-on collision in the gated community of Canyon Lake.

Both the drivers suffered serious injuries and were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Read the rest »

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