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Penalties for a DUI that Results in Injury or Death in California

Penalties for a DUI that Results in Injury or Death in California

It is, unfortunately, true that hundreds and even thousands of serious motor vehicle accidents are reported throughout the state of California each and every year. In many cases, these collisions are caused by the actions of intoxicated drivers with 1,059 drunk driving-related fatalities reported in 2016, alone. As tragic as these types of accidents are, there are often various factors in each unique circumstance, and anyone being accused of causing such a crash must understand the various penalties for a serious DUI in California. The Rate of Fatal or Injury DUI Accidents Across California Tragically, 10,327 people were killed in collisions involving an intoxicated driver between 2003 and 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As reported in the year 2013, the number of injuries that were triggered by DUI-related collisions was recorded as 23,178 in California. The statistics alone show that when people engage in drinking and driving, [...]

San Marcos, CA - Landscaper Seriously Injured At Palomar College

San Marcos, CA – Landscaper Seriously Injured At Palomar College

San Marcos, CA (January 27, 2020) – On Monday, January 27th, a landscaper was seriously injured at Palomar College in San Marcos, California. The victim, identified as Pimienta Rodriguez Celso, 43, was in the process of unloading landscaping equipment on West Borden Road when he was struck by a 16-year-old driver. Officials from the San Diego County Sheriff’s revealed that the collision occurred at around 7:15 a.m.  Celso was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. Local sources reported that the victim suffered from a broken neck, a fractured rib, a scalp laceration, and other trauma. Intoxication is not believed to have been a factor in the accident. No other updates have been provided. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.  Our thoughts are with Pimienta Rodriguez Celso and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery. San Diego Pedestrian Accidents When pedestrians are struck [...]

La Mesa, CA - 1 Killed In Fiery Crash at I-8 & Spring St

La Mesa, CA – 1 Killed In Fiery Crash at I-8 & Spring St

La Mesa, CA (January 27, 2020) – One person was reported dead following a fiery crash in La Mesa, California on Monday, January 20th. The accident took place near the intersection of I-8 and Spring Street at around 5 a.m. that morning. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those involved in the collision. According to local sources, the vehicle lost control, crashing into a pole along I-8 near Spring Street. The vehicle ignited and flames soon overtook the vehicle. At least one person was killed in the accident. It’s unknown if there were any other occupants of the vehicle at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by the California Highway Patrol.  We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Car Crashes in California Car accidents are the leading cause of American citizens, and California is no [...]

Ramona, CA - Woman Injured In 2-Car Accident On CA-67

Ramona, CA – Woman Injured In 2-Car Accident On CA-67

Ramona, CA (January 27, 2020) – Early Friday morning, January 17th, a woman was seriously injured following a two-vehicle collision in Ramona, California. The woman had to be rescued from her vehicle at the site of the collision located near the intersection of CA-67 and Peace Valley Lane. According to authorities, the crash involved a white utility vehicle and the woman’s passenger car at around 8:40 a.m.  The woman was rescued from her vehicle by emergency responders. She was then taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of serious injuries. No other injuries were reported in the crash. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently in progress.  Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery. Intersection Crashes in California Car accidents can happen nearly any time you’re on the road. However, intersections are a magnet for serious accidents. With [...]

San Diego, CA - 3 Injured After Collision On CA-52

San Diego, CA – 3 Injured After Collision On CA-52

San Diego, CA (January 27, 2020) – A crash in the Tierrasanta area of San Diego, California on Sunday, January 26th, left three people injured. The collision happened on CA-52 at around 1 a.m. Two vehicles traveling westbound on the highway collided near the exit for Santo Road.  The accident blocked the left lanes of CA-52 WB. Both drivers and a single passenger were trapped within their respective vehicles. All three were transported to nearby hospitals for medical treatment. No further details have been provided. An investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery. California Car Accidents Car crashes can happen to anyone. We don’t usually plan to be involved in a serious crash, but when they do happen, we should be prepared. It only takes a few seconds to be seriously injured [...]

San Diego, CA - Multiple Injuries After Crash In Scripps Ranch Area

San Diego, CA – Multiple Injuries After Crash In Scripps Ranch Area

San Diego, CA (January 27, 2020) – On Sunday, January 26th, a man was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence after causing a crash in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood in San Diego, California. The accident occurred at the 10600 block Pomerado Road when the driver crossed the centerline in his smart car. The vehicle crossed into the eastbound lanes of the roadway, striking a Land Rover driven by a 68-year-old woman.  The impact caused the Land Rover to spin around, which was broad-sided by a Honda HRV driven by a 27-year-old woman with two juvenile passengers. The driver of the Land Rover suffered a fractured pelvis, and the two other drivers and the two passengers of the Honda were hospitalized following the crash. The identity of the arrested motorist has been withheld. An ongoing investigation is currently in progress.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their [...]

San Diego, CA - Deadly Hit-&-Run Accident On Market St

San Diego, CA – Deadly Hit & Run Accident on Market St

San Diego, CA (January 26, 2020) – A pedestrian was killed in a fatal hit-and-run accident on Sunday, January 19th, in San Diego, California. The deceased victim, Jason Gordon, 41, was hit at the 1800 block of Market Street at around 2 a.m. Christopher Nunez, 28, has been accused of striking and killing Gordon that fateful morning.  Officials claim that Nunez struck Gordon with a 2008 GMC Envoy while the victim was attempting to cross the roadway, dragging him 100 feet. Witnesses reportedly saw Nunez at a local taco shop close to the scene of the crash inspecting his vehicle, presumably for any damage caused by the accident. Nunez was later taken into custody by the San Diego Police Department on Friday, January 24th. Nunez is currently being charged with a felony count of hit-and-run causing death. The investigation into the crash is currently underway.  We would like to extend our deepest [...]

El Cajon, CA - Fatal Cycling Accident At Dehesa Rd & Willow Glen Dr

El Cajon, CA – Fatal Cycling Accident at Dehesa Rd & Willow Glen Dr

El Cajon, CA (January 26, 2020) – On Monday, January 20th, a cyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle in El Cajon, California. The deadly crash took place near the intersection of Dehesa Road, just east of Willow Glen Drive. The cyclist was traveling in a bike lane when the driver, identified as Craig Nelson, 56, of Julian, California, hit him from behind on Dehesa Road EB. For unknown reasons, Nelson’s 1993 Mitsubishi Mirage entered the bike lane and collided with the cyclist, who was ejected onto the windshield of the car before falling to the ground. Nelson reportedly fled the scene, abandoning his vehicle, and attempted to evade authorities. He was later found and taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol under charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run. The cyclist was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California, where he was later pronounced dead. [...]

Oceanside, CA - Fatal Pedestrian Crash At N Coast Hwy & Sportfisher Dr

Oceanside, CA – Fatal Pedestrian Crash at N Coast Hwy & Sportfisher Dr

Oceanside, CA (January 26, 2020) – A 22-year-old man was killed following a deadly pedestrian accident in Oceanside, California early Sunday morning, January 26th. Authorities reported that the collision took place near the intersection of North Coast Highway and Sportfisher Drive at around 1 a.m. The deceased pedestrian was reportedly attempting to cross the road when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle traveling on North Coast Highway.  The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and waited for authorities to arrive. Following the crash, the driver, identified as William Vaden, 31, was taken into custody for driving under the influence.  An investigation into the crash is currently being managed by local authorities. We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Deadly Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego Sadly, fatal pedestrian crashes [...]

Chula Vista, CA - Officer Injured In DUI Crash On Telegraph Canyon Rd

Chula Vista, CA – Officer Injured in DUI Crash on Telegraph Canyon Rd

Chula Vista, CA (January 26, 2020) – A Chula Vista police officer was injured on Sunday, January 26th, when his patrol vehicle was rear-ended by a suspected drunk driver. The crash took place near the intersection of Telegraph Canyon Road and Paseo Ranchero at around 12:40 a.m. Initial reports revealed that the driver of a Scion tC struck the officer before also striking a Honda CRV stopped at the intersection. The officer, the driver of the Scion, the driver of the Honda, and the CRV-passenger were all hospitalized following the accident. The driver of the Scion was later taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence. The identities of the involved parties have been withheld. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery. Drunk Driving Collisions in California Driving drunk is [...]