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Suspected drunk driver hits police officer in City Heights

SAN DIEGO, CA – A San Diego police officer was struck by a suspected drunk driver in the City Heights area on Thursday night, according to NBC San Diego.

Emergency workers responded to the scene of the accident near Marlborough Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard a little before midnight.

The driver who struck the officer was believed to have been under the influence.

The officer was on-duty when the suspect struck him, but it was unclear whether he was in a vehicle or on foot when the accident occurred.

The severity of the victim’s injuries is unknown at this time. 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

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.

DUI driver runs over man in wheelchair

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities arrested a man on suspicion of DUI after he ran into a man in a wheelchair late on Monday night. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, a 69-year-old man was crossing the street at the intersection of El Cajon Blvd and West Washington Avenue at around 11:35 p.m. The suspect was traveling eastbound on El Cajon Blvd when he struck the man in the wheelchair.

The victim was thrown into the roadway and knocked unconscious. Emergency responders transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious head wounds. The suspect stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. He was then arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

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: Spring Valley driver arrested after crashing into multiple parked cars and a fire hydrant

SAN DIEGO, CA – We posted yesterday about a motorist in Spring Valley who was arrested after crashing his vehicle into multiple parked cars and a fire hydrant. We can now confirm that this incident was a DUI crash.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the 26-year-old driver crashed his 2002 Toyota Tundra while driving at high speed. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, hit-and-run, and for resisting arrest.

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.

One dead in Ventura rollover accident

VENTURA, CA – A person is dead following a crash early this morning in Ventura suspected to involve intoxicated driving, according to a report by Onscene.tv.

The accident happened just after 2 a.m. on U.S. Highway 101 near Telephone Road when a Ford Mustang rolled down an embankment and landed upside-down.

An unidentified passenger was taken to a local hospital and there pronounced dead.

The driver of the Mustang is facing possible charges of DUI after refusing to perform a field sobriety test.

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.

Police chase leads to standoff on roof

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was arrested after he led officers on a chase, crashed his car, and then hid on a roof, Monday morning reports 10 News San Diego.

When officers attempted to stop a Kia at around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, the driver sped away. Officers followed the vehicle and observed the suspect driving recklessly.

The driver later crashed into a pole on Marilou Road, then ran from the vehicle on foot through backyards, fences, and finally a roof on Brookline Street.

The suspect refused to come down until officers put away their weapons. A local fire crew was called to the scene to offer a ladder. The stand-off lasted for 45 minutes before he finally surrendered.

Officers believe the suspect was driving under the influence. The man will also be charged with felony evasion.

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.

Three-vehicle accident in Valley Ctr possibly a result of alcohol

VALLEY CENTER, CA – An early-morning crash in Valley Center may have been a result of intoxicated driving, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

One of the vehicles in the three-vehicle collision rolled over during the crash, which happened at 1:51 a.m. at the intersection of Miller Road and Misty Oak Road.

It is unclear at this time if anyone was injured in the accident.

Our news team will monitor this developing story and will post further details as they are made 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.

Single vehicle crashes into light pole on Paradise Mountain Road

ESCONDIDO, CA – A black SUV was traveling along Paradise Mountain Road when it struck a light pole, reports the California Highway Patrol.

A black SUV hit the light pole around 7:49 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area to discover the driver had been driving under the influence and driving recklessly before he collided with the pole.

The driver was seen outside the vehicle before he returned to the collision. An ambulance was dispatched to the area and took the driver to the hospital with unknown injuries.

CHP requested the San Diego Power Company to take a look at the power pole. A safety check must be done in the event of a collision with any power pole.

Officers are investigating what circumstances led to the collision. As this is a recent event, more information is being gathered by officers and will be reported when it is made 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.

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.

UPDATE: Single vehicle crash kills one and sends two to the hospital

SAN DIEGO, CA – A single-vehicle collision with a tree killed one person and sent two to the hospital, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

This is an update to an earlier story.

A Jeep carrying two passengers slammed into a tree on Pala Temecula Road in north San Diego. Officers were dispatched to the area and found the Jeep had been severely damaged and that multiple people were trapped inside.

Witnesses helped extricate the driver and one passenger. The other passenger was partially ejected from the force of the crash and died at the scene. An ambulance took the driver and passenger to the hospital with major injuries.

Officers believe speed played a factor in the collision. It was also discovered that the driver was under the influence of cannabis which may have impacted his driving. The driver was arrested at the hospital after officers finished processing 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.

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