Chula Vista, CA – Officer Injured in DUI Crash on Telegraph Canyon RdSan Diego Legal News
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 a known safety hazard on the road. Despite increased public awareness, far too many drivers choose to get behind the wheel drunk. Drunk drivers cause a significant percentage of serious crashes across the state of California.
In 2016, drunk driving fatalities in the state had increased by nearly 16 percent from the previous year. DUI deaths increased from 911 deaths in 2015 to 1,059 in 2016. Injured victims may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified California car crash attorney.
The Coastal Legal Center is here to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have years of experience helping those unfairly injured by a drunk driver. Discuss your case today by giving us a call at (619) 231- 0724.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.