Six people were hospitalized in a drunk driving car accident in Tierrasanta on May 18‚ 2011‚ around 8 p.m. According to San Diego Police‚ an 18-year-old Serra High School senior Joseph Walsh was driving a Volkswagen Jetta when he crashed head-on into an SUV on Rueda Road near Tierrasanta Boulevard. The SUV’s 35-year-old male driver‚ his 33-year-old wife and a 4-year-old child were seriously injured and transported to a hospital.
Police told reporters that the Volkswagen rolled over four times‚ injuring Walsh and his two female passengers in Walsh’s car. 18-year-old Sara Martin suffered a critical skull fracture. Police said that it is suspected that Walsh was driving under the influence of alcohol when this accident occurred. The fact that several beer cans were found near Walsh’s car‚ leads to this suspicion.
It is unfortunate that this horrible accident was a result of underage drinking and driving while under the influence (DUI). Walsh will most likely be found guilty for violating 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 victims and their families should consult with an experienced San Diego DUI car accident lawyer to obtain a fair and timely compensation to cover treatment‚ medical and hospitalization costs‚ loss of earnings‚ loss of earning capacity and other accident-related expenses. An experienced DUI accident attorney will assure that Walsh is brought to justice.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the victims do not prove fatal and that they heal soon.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in DUI car accidents in San Diego Countyand is the managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group | Injury & Accident Lawyers‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing people injured or killed in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in Tierrasanta‚ 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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