Encinitas, CA – U-Haul Crashes into Crowd at Bar on S Coast Hwy 101San Diego Legal News
Encinitas, CA (March 1, 2020) – A U-Haul drove into a crowd outside of a bar in Encinitas, California early Sunday morning, March 1st, injuring three people. The San Diego County Sherriff’s Office was notified of a van driving into a crowd of people at the 500 block of South Coast Highway 101 at around 1:19 a.m. The driver of the van had been detained by parties at the scene when authorities arrived.
Initial reports revealed that the driver of the van was a patron at The Saloon Bar where he was asked to leave due to his level of intoxication. After being made to leave, the man got into his rental U-Haul and intentionally crashed into the crowd outside the bar. Three people were injured in the crash.
One injured victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center while two others were transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, all listed to be in serious condition. The driver of the van, identified as Christian Davis, 28, was arrested for three counts of attempted murder and DUI. 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.
DUI Crashes in California
It’s well known that drunk driving is a crime and also extremely dangerous. From 1998 to 2008 in California, there were an estimated 188,405 DUI arrests reported each year. In 2008, 39.8 percent of roadway fatalities involved drunk driving.
When a drunk driver causes a crash that injuries you, the at-fault driver can be held financially liable for your damages. In some cases, the bar or restaurant that served the drunk driver can be held responsible. Injured parties should consult with a California DUI crash attorney to pursue all possible avenues for compensation.
It’s often hard to pinpoint all possible parties who may be liable for your injuries after a DUI accident. The Coastal Legal Center can help walk you through the process and ensure your compensation is protected. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your case.
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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.