San Diego, CA – SDPD Officer Struck at Palm & Twining AveSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (March 21, 2020) – Officials from the San Diego Police Department were at the scene of a collision in San Diego on Thursday night, March 19th, at around 11 p.m. 45 minutes into the investigation, an officer was struck by a driver who is believed to have been driving under the influence. The site of the accident was at the corner of Palm and Twining Avenues.
According to local reports, the officer was maintaining the perimeter of the crash site when he and a police vehicle were struck by the driver. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. The driver showed signs of intoxication and was given a sobriety test at the scene.
The investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
DUI Crashes in San Diego
We all know that drunk drivers are a serious traffic safety risk. Drinking and driving don’t mix, and when you get behind the wheel intoxicated, you are putting everyone at risk. 809 roadway fatalities in California in 2017 involved alcohol.
Drunk driving fatalities in the state have been steadily rising, increasing by 27.7 percent from 2012 to 2015. Drinking and getting behind the wheel is extremely reckless behavior. When a crash with a drunk driver results in injuries, injured parties can recover lost compensation by calling a San Diego car crash attorney.
At the Coastal Legal Center, we’re here to help you through the aftermath of a car accident. We’ll fight for your case and make sure that the liable party is held responsible. Contact us today at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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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.