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Driver found passed out in car after crash in Rainbow area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was found passed out behind the wheel of their vehicle after crashing into the guardrail on Pala Temecula Road in Rainbow on Tuesday morning.

According to CHP, the vehicle struck the guardrail on Pala Temecula Road south of Arouba Road at about 1:50 a.m. A passerby called 911 when they saw the vehicle blocking the road with its hazards on.

When authorities arrived, they discovered the driver passed out behind the wheel.

Alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash.

It is unclear whether the driver needed medical treatment.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 injured, facing possible charges after crashing while fleeing police in Escondido

ESCONDIDO, CA – A young man allegedly under the influence was injured after he crashed his vehicle during a police pursuit in Escondido early this morning.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the accident happened near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Ash Street at about 2 a.m., when police began to pursue a driver reported for suspected DUI.

The pursuit ended when the vehicle overturned and crashed.

The driver, who was identified only as a man in his mid-20s, was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical wounds.

He was taken into police custody on suspicion of 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Driver suspected of DUI after crash in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was a suspected factor in an early morning rollover accident on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Friday.

According to CHP, a truck driver was swerving all over the road before it crashed and overturned off the freeway near Coaster Station at about 1:05 a.m.

The driver, a man, was able to get out of the vehicle without assistance. However, when officials arrived, they discovered that the driver appeared to be under the influence.

His truck was towed from the scene while police investigated further.

The cause of the accident has not been confirmed.

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 as factor in crash in Valley Center

SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was suspected as a factor in a two-vehicle accident in Valley Center on Monday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A black Toyota Tundra collided with another car in the 15700 block of Woods Valley Road at about 9:35 a.m.

Authorities were investigating whether alcohol may have been a factor in the accident. It has not yet been confirmed.

It is unclear if anyone was injured 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.

Teen driver taken to hospital after colliding with trees, home in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA – A teenage boy was taken to the hospital yesterday after he collided with a house in the Pacific Beach area while allegedly under the influence, according to OnScene.TV.

The collision occurred near the intersection of Ingraham and Yosemite at about 12:15 a.m, when the teenage driver of a BMW lost control of the vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed.

He went across the middle line, then collided with multiple trees and shrubs located in the yard of a home nearby. The BMW then crashed into the house itself, before it rolled over back onto the street, coming to rest upside down.

The victim, whose age and hometown were not immediately released, failed a field sobriety test and will be facing likely charges as a result.

He was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The occupants of the home were not reported as injured, though they were unable to safely remain inside the building due to damages from 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.

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.

Alcohol factors in early morning crash on I-8

SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was a factor in a rollover accident that injured at least two people on Interstate 8 in the early hours of Thursday.

According to CHP, a black Ford Edge reported the accident to the authorities via an automated message after the car crashed with a black Mercedes on I-8. The Edge was rolled into the ditch near I-15 at about 1:50 a.m.

Authorities found the driver of the Ford stuck in the ditch and bleeding from his nose.

At least one person was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.

It was also determined that one of the drivers was operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, although it was unclear which driver this was.

We will update this story should more information become 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.

DUI was potential factor in pedestrian crash in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver in Oceanside early on Sunday morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The woman was walking on Oceanside Boulevard when an eastbound minivan struck her in the 3300 block at about 2:30 a.m.

The pedestrian suffered a major injury to her head and later died. She has been identified only as a 43-year-old woman.

The driver, who stopped and cooperated with police, was arrested for suspicion of DUI.

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.

Five children hurt in suspected DUI crash in La Mesa, two suspects arrested

LA MESA, CA – A man and a woman were arrested, and five children were injured in a suspected DUI accident, one that possibly involved a weapon, in La Mesa on Friday night, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The accident happened on Baltimore Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., after a witness said that a driver of a van had been brandishing a gun from his car window.

The driver fled from an officer who had attempted a traffic stop, before finally crashing.

Five children inside the van suffered minor injuries in the accident. The children, who were reportedly not sitting in a proper car seat, were taken to the hospital.

The female driver was taken into police custody on charges of felony child endangerment and suspected DUI.

The man from the original report who was said to have been wielding a gun had fled the van before the collision. A male suspect, however, was soon apprehended by police.

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.

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