dwi | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog - Part 2
An unidentified 54-year-old bicyclist was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver who later crashed his car into a parked car hurting three more people in Ramona on September 11‚ 2010 around 8:50 p.m.
According to the California Highway Patrol‚ the bicyclist was crossing Main Street near Kalbaugh Street when he was struck by a SUV and thrown on the road. The SUV swerved and struck a stop sign‚ went over an embankment‚ and hit a parked vehicle pushing it into a nearby liquor store. Read the rest »
With 2 million drunk driving accidents every year- 60% of drivers will be involved in a drunk driving accident at some point in their life. Working in our San Diego personal injury law firm as a car accident lawyer‚ I am constantly faced with the heartache of families that have lost loved ones and victims whose lives are torn apart in these horrible accidents.
Over the last twenty years or so there has been a push to stop drunk driving. Groups such as MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) try to end this epidemic through awareness‚ public announcements parade across our television screens and signs commemorating a life lost flood our highways‚ but still drunk driving remains a problem. Strict laws have even been implemented and patrols increased on weekend nights‚ but still 10% of drivers at late hours are intoxicated. In spite of all these efforts drunk drivers still have a significantly greater chance of getting in a car accident while drunk than being arrested with a DUI. Read the rest »
A driver believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol drove into a La Jolla restaurant on the evening of August 15‚ 2010‚ seriously injured four people as a result of this San Diego drunk driving car accident.
According to police‚ three children and an adult were severely hurt when the car jumped the curb and crashed into Cass Street Cafe and Bakery on the 5500 block of La Jolla Boulevard in Downtown La Jolla. The auto accident happened at about 7 p.m. Traffic was diverted around Forward Street and La Jolla Boulevard. The intoxicated driver was uninjured and was arrested at the scene. Read the rest »
Boney James‚ a well known jazz saxophonist‚ was struck by an alleged drunken driver in Long Beach while he was heading home on May 15‚ 2010. According to Boney’s publicists‚ his car was rear ended while he stopped in traffic along Interstate 405 (I-405). The auto accident was a major one and left him badly hurt with gash on his chin‚ a fractured jaw‚ and 2 broken teeth.
The gash on the chin had to be treated with fourteen stitches. Passers-by pulled Boney out of his car. Boney has gone home after his emergency room treatment‚ but this car accident forced him to cancel a show that was planned to take place in Columbia‚ South Carolina. Read the rest »
A 19-year old teenager driving under the influence of alcohol crashed into a car at the intersection of Olympic Parkway and Palomar Street at about 4:45 a.m. on March 14‚ 2010.
The teenager‚ Julian Tavasci‚ had jumped the red signal and subsequently crashed into her car. He was later found to be intoxicated and was arrested on charges of felony drunken driving. Also he had no proof of insurance. The victim‚ a 51-year old woman‚ was rescued and was in shock after her car was struck and rolled over after the collision. She suffered minor injuries but the trauma of the car accident left her disoriented. Read the rest »
Date: August 3‚ 2009
Location: Northbound I-15 near the Cassidy Street exit‚ Oceanside‚ CA
Type: Drunk driver car accident
Outcome: One girl killed‚ two people injured Read the rest »
Date: July 19‚ 2009
Location: 605 Freeway near Waddell Street‚ Whittier‚ CA
Type: Car Accident
Outcome: One woman killed‚ two people injured Read the rest »
Date: June 7‚ 2009
Location: State Route 76 near Oceanside‚ CA
Type: DUI rollover car accident
Outcome: Two injured Read the rest »
Date: June 14‚ 2009
Location: Interstate 215 near Second Street‚ San Bernardino‚ CA
Type: Car vs. motorcycle‚ hit and run
Outcome: One person killed‚ one person injured Read the rest »
Date: May 13‚ 2009
Location: Eucalyptus Avenue near Escondido Avenue‚ Vista‚ CA
Type: Car Accident
Outcome: One injured Read the rest »