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Suspected DUI driver seriously injured in crash with pole

SAN DIEGO, CA – A suspected drunk driver was seriously injured in an accident with a utility pole in the Hidden Meadows area on Wednesday morning.

According to CHP, a woman’s vehicle slammed into a utility pole on Old Castle Road near Castle Crest Drive at about 6:40 a.m.

The victim was transported to Palomar Medical Center with major injuries, including an injury to her head.

Once at the hospital, a blood test was issued to determine whether alcohol was a factor in the accident. DUI has not been confirmed.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 investigated for drunk driving after Pala crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was being investigated for drunk driving after an accident in the Pala area early on Monday morning, according to CHP.

The two-vehicle accident happened somewhere near the intersection of Lilac Road and Lilac Extension Road just after midnight.

At least one driver was injured and transported to Palomar Medical Center. Authorities suspected the same driver of impairment and order a blood test at the hospital to confirm.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 hospitalized after DUI crash in National City

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two people were taken to the hospital after a drunk driver crashed into a car on State Route 54 in National City on Thursday morning.

According to local news, a man was speeding as he headed east on SR-54 in a gold Toyota sedan. He drifted from his lane and collided with a silver sedan, driven by a woman, which flipped his own near I-805 at about 11:45 a.m.

The driver and passenger in the overturned car were able to crawl from the wrecked vehicle.

Authorities smelled alcohol on the breath. The man resisted arrested but a CHP officer, with some help, was able to apprehend him and ordered a blood test at the hospital he was transported to for injuries. The woman was also taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The passenger in the man’s car, another man, had asked the driver for a ride and realized his friend was drunk before getting in the vehicle. He was not 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.

Driver investigated for DUI after Ranch Santa Fe accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was being investigated for driving under the influence after crashing into a boulder near the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club on Thursday night.

According to CHP, the accident happened in the 5200 block of La Ganada at about 10:45 p.m.

Thankfully, no one was injured. However, authorities were suspicious that the driver might have been impaired and began investigating for DUI.

The driver’s impairment has not yet been confirmed.

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 in custody after San Marcos chase, crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was taken into custody for drunk driving after crashing a stolen vehicle in San Marcos just after midnight on Monday.

According to Fox News San Diego, a sheriff’s deputy spotted a car being driven erratically and without headlights close to the intersection of Descanso Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue at about 12:30 a.m. The driver of the vehicle fled instead of stopping for the deputy, and the deputy gave chase.

The suspect failed to make the turn as Descanso Ave curved to the right and crashed through the fence of a home in the 500 block of Alamitos Way. The vehicle then struck a tree and landed in the driveway.

The 32-year-old driver, John Sipp, attempted to evade arrest but was taken into custody. He received treatment for his injuries at Palomar Medical Center.

He is facing charges of DUI, violating probation, felony evading, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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.

Police investigating driver for DUI after serious crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police were investigating a driver for DUI after an early morning accident the caused serious injuries in the Carmel Mountain Ranch area on Wednesday.

According to CHP, a driver lost control, left the freeway, and crashed their vehicle into the dirt wall of an overpass near Carmel Mountain Road at about 2 a.m. One of the occupants was partially ejected and another was trapped inside the vehicle.

Both parties were transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. At least one had suffered serious injuries.

Police were also investigating whether the driver had been drinking before 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.

Police looking for kin of City College tunnel crash victims

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities have released the names of the last two pedestrians killed in Monday’s crash in the tunnel under SD City College.

According to CBS 8 News, police have identified the final two pedestrians killed by a drug-impaired driver in the tunnel on B Street under San Diego City College at about 9 a.m. Monday. 65-year-old Randy Ferris and 61-year-old Walter Jones were both pronounced dead at the scene.

Efforts to locate and notify the victims’ families ahead of releasing the victims’ names proved futile. Police are still looking to get in touch with the next of kin and have released the victims’ names in hopes that it will lead authorities to the families.

The name of the third victim killed Monday, Rodney Diffendel, was released after police reached his family earlier this week.

The 71-year-old driver, Craig Voss, is being held in a county jail.

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: Ages of pedestrian victims killed Monday released

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police have released more information about the victims who were killed by a DUI driver near SD City College on Monday.

According to the Office of the Medical Examiner, all three victims killed by 71-year-old, drug-impaired Craig Voss were adult men, aged 61, 61, and 40. Police have withheld their names as they attempt to contact their next of kin.

Investigators believe all three men were living a transient lifestyle and had taken shelter in the tunnel in the 1400 block of B Street at the time the accident happened, about 9 a.m. Voss was westbound in a Volvo station wagon when he veered onto the sidewalk and plowed down nine pedestrians.

Five victims were transported to area hospitals. There is no update on their condition. The final victim was treated at the scene.

Voss has been charged with the injuries and deaths as well as driving under the influence of drugs.

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 dead, six injured by DUI driver near SD City College

SAN DIEGO, CA – Three people are dead and six more injured after an elderly man drove into a homeless encampment near San Diego City College on Monday morning.

According to Fox News San Diego, the 71-year-old driver was in a Volvo station wagon and driving west through the tunnel in the 1500 block of B Street at about 9 a.m. The vehicle veered from the street and onto the sidewalk, hitting a group of people.

Authorities pronounced three people dead at the scene. Two others were transported with serious injuries to UCSD Medical Center. Three others, whose injuries were less severe, were transported to other area hospitals. One person received treatment at the scene.

All the victims were adults. Their identities have not been released.

The suspect, a San Diego man identified as Craig Voss, stopped at the scene. He got out of his vehicle and wanted to help the injured people. He cooperated with the police and was arrested at the scene.

He was given a field sobriety test, which he failed. He was been booked for felony manslaughter, counts of causing great bodily harm, and driving under the influence of drugs.

An investigation is ongoing.

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 one injured in by DUI driver in Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA – A drunk driving accident injured at least one person on an Interstate offramp in Chula Vista early Friday morning.

According to CHP, the driver crashed into another vehicle on the East H Street offramp from Interstate 805 at about 1:45 a.m. One of the vehicles involved was a white Acura, although it is unclear whether the vehicle belonged to the drunk driver or the victim.

Both drivers were hurt in the accident and transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

It was also confirmed that one of the drivers will be charged for driving 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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