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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Carjacking leads to crash, arrest

SAN DIEGO, CA – A carjacking on the corner of Mission Gorge Road led to a car chase and an arrest Friday afternoon, NBC San Diego reports.

The alleged perpetrator, Chris DiSalvo, hit a 77-year-old woman and threatened her family so they would vacate their car. DiSalvo jumped in the car with the woman’s purse and cell phone.

Authorities found the car in the 4600 block of Palm Drive in La Mesa. DiSalvo tried to escape from police, but crashed into a tree.

He then ran into a nearby apartment, where he was arrested. DiSalvo told police that he had taken drugs, and they administered Naloxone to counter the effects of an opioid overdose. The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment and was then booked on felony charges.

As this is an ongoing investigation, more information will be relayed as it is 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 car collision crashed into parked cars and garage

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was taken to the hospital after he crashed into numerous cars and a garage in Pacific Beach Sunday around 8:45 p.m. The driver was allegedly under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The police arrived on the scene to find a black Maserati had slammed into a white SUV, which had in turn been pushed into Jim Abatti’s garage.

Abatti and his family heard the crash and assumed it was nearby. He went downstairs to find his wife and son’s cars had been damaged from the impact of the Maserati.

The driver was taken to the hospital and charged with driving under the influence. Abatti was glad no one was seriously 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.

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.

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