DUI accident | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
SAN DIEGO, CA – Alcohol was a factor in a rollover accident that injured at least two people on Interstate 8 in the early hours of Thursday.
According to CHP, a black Ford Edge reported the accident to the authorities via an automated message after the car crashed with a black Mercedes on I-8. The Edge was rolled into the ditch near I-15 at about 1:50 a.m.
Authorities found the driver of the Ford stuck in the ditch and bleeding from his nose.
At least one person was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with minor injuries.
It was also determined that one of the drivers was operating their vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, although it was unclear which driver this was.
We will update this story should more information become available.
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The motorist in the vehicle that was rear-ended by Jarquin’s vehicle complained of pain and was immediately transported to Tri-City Medical Center for treatment. Jarquin was later booked into the Vista jail on suspicion of hit-and-run and driving under the influence. Read the rest »
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The drunk driver allegedly hit the first car on eastbound I-8 near Sunset Cliffs, but fled the scene. She crashed into a second vehicle while exiting onto Taylor Street. However, the driver tailed her and phoned the police. The woman was eventually stopped after a head-on collision. Luckily, a passerby stepped in before she could drive away from the accident again. Read the rest »
69-year-old Joyce Yamani was struck and injured in a Ventura hit-and-run car crash that occurred on January 16, 2012, around 1:53 p.m. According to the Ventura Police Department, Yamani was riding east on Mills Road sidewalk on her scooter power chair when she was struck by a speeding vehicle driven by 18-year-old Andres Covarrubias. Read the rest »
One man suffered serious injuries in a car accident that occurred on December 26, 2011, around 1:45 a.m. on I-5 just north of state Route 905 (SR-905). According to California Highway Patrol officer Jesse Udovich, the victim had a flat tire and was waiting for assistance when he was struck by an alleged drunk driver.
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The car driver fled from the accident scene after causing the crash‚ leaving his two injured passengers. One suffered minor injuries while the other passenger was seriously injured. Both were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officers believe that alcohol may have been a factor. The accident is still under investigation. Read the rest »
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