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Encinitas – U-Haul Crash Update

Authorities have released an update regarding last Sunday’s roadside incident in Encinitas.

Early Sunday morning, responders were dispatched to The Saloon and Shelter bars on South Coast Highway after reports of a crash came in. A man drove a U-Haul truck into a crowd after he was reportedly kicked out of at least one of the establishments in the area. Officials identified the suspect as 28-year-old Christian Davis. He was intoxicated at the time of the incident and is now facing multiple charges, including assault and DUI.

If you or someone you care about was seriously hurt in an accident, you know how challenging it is to cope with the aftermath. You do not need to go through this on your own. The San Diego personal injury lawyers with the Jurewitz Law Group can help you fight for the financial compensation you need to get the best medical treatment available for your injury. Contact us at (619) 349-1682 for a free consultation.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Cyclist Killed In Encinitas Hit-And-Run Bicycle Accident

James Steven Swarzman‚ 47‚ of Encino was struck and killed in a fatal Encinitas bicycle accident that occurred on April 10‚ 2011‚ around 1 a.m. near the intersection of North Coast Highway 101 and Jason Street. According to San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Yvan Rogers‚ Swarzman was travelling along with two other bicyclists when he was rear ended by a vehicle. According to the witnesses‚ the at-fault motorist was driving a blue Ford F-150 and fled from the scene after hitting Swarzman.

Swarzman was immediately airlifted to Mercy Air to Scripps Memorial Hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead. From the available facts‚ it is not exactly clear who bears the fault for causing this accident. Swarzman himself might bear some responsibility depending where in the road he was riding and under what circumstances. However‚ drivers are always required to be on the lookout for pedestrians and bicyclists using the road. At the very least‚ the negligent driver should have stopped and tried to help Swarzman. His recklessness and indifference not only led to the fatal accident that took Swarzman’s life but may have increased the likelihood of death by fleeing the scene. Read the rest »

Encinitas Bicyclist Hit by Hit-and-Run Driver

Date:  June 12‚ 2009

Location:  Coast Highway 101 near Chesterfield Drive‚ Encinitas‚ CA

Type:  Bicycle accident‚ bicycle hit by car

Outcome:  One person injured Read the rest »

San Diego Red-Light Runners Targeted by Red-Light Cameras

San Diego officials announced that it’s red-light cameras were having a tremendous effect on catching red-light running drivers.  In fact‚ more than half of all citations were issued at one intersection: Grape Street and Harbor Drive. In less than a year‚ San Diego issued 8,261 red-light tickets and 54.5 percent were issued at that intersection (4,503 tickets).

Other busy intersections for red-light camera tickets were at the intersections of Aero Drive and Murphy Canyon Road‚ North Torrey Pines Road and Genesee Avenue‚ Rosecrans Street and Nimitz Boulevard‚ and Kearny Villa Road and Balboa Avenue. Read the rest »

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