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Drunk driver damages vehicles in overnight crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two vehicles were damaged when a drunk driver crashed on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

According to CHP, a driver, under the influence of alcohol, was headed north in a grey Ford Explorer when they lost control and crashed with a green Chevrolet Cobalt near J Street at about 1 a.m.

The driver of the Chevrolet pulled to the side of the road with the vehicle’s emergency flashers on and the drunk driver ended up in the center divider.

When officials arrived, they were able to charge the intoxicated driver.

Thankfully, no one was injured.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 overdose results in serious injury collision in Logan Heights

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was rushed to the hospital after experiencing a suspected drug overdose and crashing into a wall near several Logan Heights street vendors Sunday afternoon.

According to the Times of San Diego, the crash occurred within the 1800 block of Kearney Avenue at the intersection with Beardsley Street at about 12:30 p.m.

Witnesses to the crash say the black Hyundai SUV ran up on the sidewalk and drove nearly 50 yards before crashing into the wall, only about 20 feet from local street vendors.

Firefighters performed CPR on the unidentified male driver until an ambulance arrived. He was not expected to survive the crash. However, no further information regarding his condition is available at this time.

Upon further investigation, police discovered a significant amount of crystal methamphetamine on the front passenger’s seat.

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 the 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. 

21-year-old arrested in DUI accident near Fairmount Park area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A DUI accident occurred this morning in San Diego near the Fairmount Park area. According to the California Highway Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred on northbound State Route 15’s connector road to eastbound State Route 64 at around 10:20 a.m.

A 21-year-old male was traveling in a Dodge Charger when he lost control of the vehicle and spun out. Police arrived to find two other vehicles pulled over by the side of the road, but they were not involved in the accident.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI. The vehicle was picked up by the suspect’s brother.

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.

Motorcyclist suffers multiple broken bones after collision with pickup in El Cerrito

SAN DIEGO, CA – A possible DUI collision last night between a pickup truck and a motorcycle caused one man to sustain multiple, serious injuries in the El Cerrito neighborhood, according to the Times of San Diego.

The collision occurred in the 5500 block of El Cajon Boulevard, near 55th Street, at just after 7:15 p.m. when the 45-year-old driver of a Toyota Tacoma failed to yield the right of way and made a left turn in front of a Ducati motorcycle.

The two vehicles collided, leaving the 29-year-old motorcyclist in the hospital with multiple broken bones.

The driver of the pickup truck was not reported as hurt and was taken into police custody on possible DUI charges.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the two drivers.

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 man walks into traffic after Temecula crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities rescued an intoxicated man from the travel lanes on State Route 74 after the man crashed his car on Thursday afternoon.

According to CHP, the 911 caller reported that they had witnessed the man drinking before he crashed his white Nissan SUV with a white Toyota Tundra near Melba Avenue at about 1:30 p.m.

After the accident, the drunk man got out of his car and began walking out into traffic, clearly very intoxicated. When authorities arrived on the scene, they were able to get him out of the roadway before he was injured by a passing car.

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 fractures neck in La Jolla crash after running through stop sign

LA JOLLA, CA – A woman sustained a neck injury after she ran a stop sign at an intersection in La Jolla yesterday afternoon, according to a report by the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened in the 8500 block of Whale Watch Way, near Prestwick Drive, at about 4:15 p.m. when the 31-year-old victim, who was not publicly identified, made a left turn after failing to yield at a stop sign.

The victim’s vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Prius, collided with a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse operated by a 44-year-old driver.

She was taken in for treatment of a neck fracture. No other injuries were reported in the crash.

Authorities suspect that intoxicated driving played a role 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.

Motorcyclist and passenger injured in alleged DUI crash in Paradise Hills

SAN DIEGO, CA – An allegedly intoxicated motorcyclist and his passenger were both injured after the bike collided with a parked car in Paradise Hills last night, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened in the 6400 block of Potomac Street at about 9:30 p.m. when a 28-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle, a 2014 Harley-Davidson, and collided with a parked, vacant car.

He and his passenger, a 27-year-old woman, were taken to the hospital with multiple injuries, including a dislocated hip for the passenger, and broken knees for the driver.

The identities of the victims have not been publicly released.

Police have said that alcohol played 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.

28-year-old facing charges in alleged DUI crash that caused woman serious head injury

SAN DIEGO, CA – A woman was seriously hurt and a man is facing charges related to an alleged DUI accident Thursday in the Stockton neighborhood, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The accident happened at Imperial Avenue and 32nd Street at about 9:15 p.m. when 28-year-old John Sanders, operating a 2007 Toyota Corolla, crashed into a 2018 Honda Civic.

A 55-year-old passenger in the Honda suffered a serious head injury during the crash and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

One of the drivers allegedly ran a red light at the intersection, though it is unclear at this time which of the drivers it was.

Sanders was taken into police custody on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

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.

Possible DUI driver involved in hit-and-run accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Highway Patrol reported a hit-and-run accident this morning in San Diego. According to the accident logs, the collision occurred on northbound State Route 15 near Interstate 805 at around 6:31 a.m.

The victim of the hit-and-run accident reported the collision, and Police found the suspected vehicle further down the roadway. The vehicle was pulled to the righthand side of the road and abandoned. When investigators arrived, they said the abandoned vehicle was still warm and smelled heavily like alcohol.

Police are currently searching for the suspect. No injuries were reported 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.

Allegedly intoxicated driver arrested after fleeing multiple-injury crash in Chula Vista

CHULA VISTA, CA – A man suspected of being under the influence has been taken into police custody after he crashed into a row of cars, causing multiple injuries, and then attempted to flee the scene.

According to Fox 5 San Diego, the accident happened at E Street and 4th Avenue at about 6 a.m. yesterday morning when a man reportedly collided with a group of cars that were stopped at a traffic light.

The driver’s vehicle then flipped over an unspecified number of times before the man fled the scene on foot.

He was located by officers some time later, then brought to the hospital for treatment, after which he was brought into police custody.

The impact caused multiple injuries, though the extent of them and the identities of the victims were not specified in the report.

Police suspect the driver was under the influence of alcohol or another substance when the accident occurred.

The crash remains under investigation 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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