El Cajon, CA – Passenger Injured in DUI Crash on Washington AveSan Diego Legal News
El Cajon, CA (January 28, 2020) – Early Tuesday, January 28th, in El Cajon, California, a suspected drunk driver crashed into a utility pole, causing a power outage for nearly 1,700 residents in the area. The accident happened at the 1300 block of Washington Avenue around 4:15 a.m. Authorities reported that a man driving an SUV collided with a San Diego Gas & Electric utility pole.
Initial reports revealed that a female passenger was injured in the crash. She was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Authorities believed the driver was intoxicated and arrested him at the scene.
No other injuries were reported. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Collisions in California
All drivers have a duty of care to prevent causing serious injuries to others on the road. When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel, they are breaching this duty. Despite increased awareness of the dangers of drunk driving, it remains a serious threat to roadway safety in California.
In 2016, authorities in California found that drunk driving fatalities had increased by nearly 16 percent from the previous year. That year, 1,059 people were killed by drunk drivers. In some cases, an experienced California car crash attorney can help injured parties recover due compensation.
The Coastal Legal Center is here to fight for your rights after a crash. We have helped recover multi-million-dollar settlements for past clients. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case today.
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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.