Four University of California at San Diego students suffered serious injuries in a head-on car accident that occurred on April 9‚ 2011‚ around 11:41 p.m. in the University City area of San Diego. According to San Diego Police‚ the students were injured by a suspected drunken driver who veered his Toyota truck into their lane and struck their Nissan sedan.
One of the injured students‚ in his early twenties‚ suffered a lacerated liver and spleen. He was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The other three students fortunately suffered minor bruises and scratches. The at-fault truck driver was taken to a local trauma center for observation and is believed to receive a felony for driving under the influence.
We all know the hazards of driving under influence of alcohol but we never seem to stop this menace. Due to negligence and ignorance of a drunken driver four young students suffered serious injuries. The Toyota driver will most likely be found to have violated California Vehicle Code Section 23152(a) which states that “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug‚ or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug‚ to drive a vehicle.”
The injured students and their parents should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer in San Diego to know about their legal rights and options. They may be even entitled for a compensation to pay for the cost of treatment‚ medical and hospitalization costs.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the victims heal soon.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Diego car accident attorney and the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing families of people injured or killed in an auto accident. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a traffic accident in University City‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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