San Diego, CA – Woman Injured in DUI Crash on Clairemont Mesa BlvdSan Diego Legal News
San Diego, CA (May 5, 2020) – On Monday night, a woman was seriously injured after being hit by an alleged drunk driver in San Diego. The accident occurred at the 5000 block of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at around 7 p.m. According to local reports, the 56-year-old woman was making a left turn onto Longford Drive from Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in a 2018 Honda CRV when she was hit by a 1999 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.
The Dodge reportedly ran a red light and collided with the victim’s vehicle. It was reported that the woman suffered from internal bleeding, multiple back fractures, and bowel injuries resulting from the crash. Both parties were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
The diver of the Dodge was arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Collisions in California
Deadly crashes relating to drunk drivers has been rising gradually in California. In 2016, 1,059 people were killed in DUI collisions in the state. This was a 16.2% percent from the previous year and a 27.7% increase from 2012.
In California, drivers owe others on the road a duty to use reasonable care when operating a vehicle. The driver responsible for causing a crash can be held responsible for any resulting injuries. Before you discuss your claim with an insurance company, you should consult with a qualified California car crash attorney.
When you’re injured in a crash, obtaining legal advice and representation is essential in the early stages. The Coastal Legal Center will protect your rights when dealing with the authorities or insurance companies. Contact our law offices 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.