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Four injured when driver crashes into El Cajon restaurant

SAN DIEGO, CA – Four people were left with injuries after a car crashed into a Mexican restaurant in El Cajon on Thursday evening.

According to Fox News San Diego, the car was attempting to elude the police when it crashed into the side of Sombrero Restaurant near the intersection of South Third Street and East Washington Avenue. The police had tried to pull the vehicle over and gave chase when the car did not stop. The police had terminated the pursuit before the vehicle crashed.

The driver fled the scene but was arrested on Thursday and charged with a felony hit-and-run. He had minor injuries. The female passenger was unarmed.

Four employees inside the restaurant were injured, including one who was transported to a local hospital.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Hit-and-run spread debris on I-8

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities were searching for a vehicle that fled the scene of an accident on I-8 on Thursday, according to the CHP incident page.

A white SUV was struck at about 1:10 p.m. along with a green Acura and potentially a third vehicle. The accident was in the westbound lanes east of Fletcher Parkway, near Baltimore Drive.

CHP was also reporting debris in the roadway from the accident in the righthand land, including a vehicle’s bumper.

At first, the accident was said to have left at least one person injured but upon further investigation, it was confirmed that there were no 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Woman flees Altadena hit-and-run that injured two

SAN DIEGO, CA – A woman fled the scene of an accident on foot after injuring two individuals early Wednesday morning, according to Times of San Diego.

The woman lost control of her vehicle in the 3100 block of Thorn Street just after midnight. She struck a traffic sign and a parked and unoccupied vehicle before exiting her 2014 Nissan Sentra and fleeing on foot.

The Sentra’s two female passengers were both injured in the accident. A 19-year-old woman who had been seated in the front sustained a broken arm, dislocated shoulder and hip, and serious head injuries. The second passenger, a 26-year-old woman was seated in the back of the Sentra, suffered cerebral hemorrhaging.

Police are currently looking for the driver.

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.

Hit-and-run fatality in Mountain View

SAN DIEGO, CA – An 81-year-old man was killed when a car struck him Tuesday evening, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

The man was crossing Logan Avenue in the crosswalk and was struck by the suspect, who had turned onto Logan from 45th Street. An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim was treated for a skull fracture but later died from his injuries. His family was notified but his name has not been released to the public.

The suspected driver fled the scene and a detailed description was not available. Officers are gathering information from the scene and investigating whether there are corroborating descriptions of the driver will lead them to the suspect.

This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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.

Hit-and-run reported on I-5 north

OCEANSIDE, CA – A woman reported being hit by a Toyota pickup truck while she was driving north on Interstate 5, reports California Highway Patrol. 

The woman was driving north on the I-5 at 10:18 a.m. when a Toyota SD truck hit her, spinning her into the guardrail. The woman pulled to the side of the road to wait for officers.

The woman was not seriously injured and her vehicle is still drivable. The driver of the pickup fled and has not been identified.

This blog will be updated if more information becomes available.

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: Perpetrator admits to hitting cyclist from behind

RAMONA, CA – Chase Richard pleaded guilty Monday to striking Michelle Scott with his vehicle as she was biking to work last October, reports NBC 7, San Diego.

Richard struck Scott with his Ford Edge while she was biking on Route 67 near Dye Road on the morning October 2, 2019. Scott was transported to the hospital with a severe head injury. She remained there for over two months before being transferred into full-time care to recover from the brain injury.

Richard was arrested at a later date when a neighbor noticed his car was missing a license plate and was painted an odd color. Richard admitted his guilt to the hit-and-run and took a plea deal that includes two years in local custody, 20 months of mandatory supervision, and 200 hours of community service.

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.

 

Traffic News: Off-ramps blocked for hit-and-run suspect

SAN DIEGO, CA – The San Diego Police Department requested the California Highway Patrol’s assistance in blocking off-ramps on the northbound and southbound sides of the 163 after reports of a hit-and-run around 7:18 p.m., CHP reports.

The suspect in the hit-and-run eluded police. Officials are joining with local officers to keep traffic away from the area as they search for the suspect.

The details of the hit-and-run have not been released yet.

As this is an ongoing event, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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.

Traffic News: Hit-and-run on I-15 South

OCEANSIDE, CA – A black Lexus SUV was hit by a speeding red Camaro I-15 South around 7 p.m.

According to the driver of the SUV, the red car saw police officers and attempted to flee, hitting the Lexus as it pulled to the side of the road.

No injuries have been reported. Officers have been sent to the scene to investigate.

Investigations are 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.

Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall hit in car crash

NATIONAL CITY, CA – According to Fox 5, A truck crashed into the Westfield Plaza Bonita Mall Saturday. Police found the driver after a brief search and cited with felony hit-and-run and vandalism.

National City Police arrived at the damaged storefront but found no vehicle in the vicinity.

Surveillance video was sent to other precincts to be on the lookout for damaged vehicles.

The San Diego Police Department soon discovered a damaged vehicle in the area that matched description from surveillance video, but the driver was nowhere to be found.

The driver was later identified but told police he had no idea how his truck had gotten there.

The main damage was located near the Macy’s storefront.

The building sustained damages and no injuries were reported.

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 Injures One in San Diego DUI Accident

One person sustained moderate injuries in a serious DUI car crash that occurred on February 23, 2012, around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of East California and North Santa Fe avenues. According to San Diego County sheriff’s Sgt. Glen Twyman, 25-year-old Robert Jarquin rear-ended the vehicle while driving under the influence and continued on his way until he slammed into a light pole.

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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