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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

At least two seriously injured by El Cajon crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – At least two people suffered major injuries in a head-on collision in El Cajon in the early hours of Monday, according to CHP.

Two vehicles were involved in the head-on collision on Jamacha Boulevard near Kempton Street at about 1:40 a.m.

One person in each of the vehicles was transported to a local hospital and received treatment for major injuries.

Alcohol was a factor in the accident.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

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.

Driver to be charged with felony DUI after Oceanside crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – At least one person sustained major injuries in a drunk driving accident in Oceanside in the early morning hours of Thursday.

According to CHP, a van crashed off the roadway in the 2200 block of Monte Vista Drive at about 1:45 a.m.

Both occupants appeared trapped in the car. The woman sustained major injuries, including a severe back injury. It is unclear at this time whether the second occupant, a man, was also injured.

Alcohol was a factor in the crash. An initial report stated that the driver will be charged with a felony DUI because of the severity of the injuries.

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.

20-year-old’s life-threatened in San Ysidro fiery crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was severely injured after crashing with several parked cars along Beyer Boulevard in the San Ysidro area on Monday night.

According to the Times of San Diego, the 27-year-old was speeding eastbound in his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro when he crashed near Smyth Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. He slammed his Camaro into a Jeep and then four other cars, all parked and unoccupied. The Jeep and Camaro both caught fire.

Emergency crews pulled the driver from the front seat of the burning car and transported him to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Alcohol is believed to have factored 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.

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.

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