Four people were injured in a San Diego car accident which police say, was caused by a drunk driver. According to a news report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury car accident took place the morning of November 7, 2010 on Palm Avenue in the South Bay area. Officials say a speeding BMW sideswiped a vehicle, which was then pushed into an unoccupied parked car.
Two people in the vehicle struck by the BMW, including a 34-year-old woman and her 17-year-old daughter were transported to a local hospital for the treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The woman sustained a broken femur. The 29-year-old driver of the BMW and his 30-year-old female passenger were also treated for injuries. The driver of the BMW was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured victims of this San Diego car accident. I wish them a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.
DUI Collisions in San Diego
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 34 people were killed and 907 were injured in DUI collisions in the city of San Diego. In San Diego County as a whole, 104 people died and 2,033 were injured as a result of alcohol-related car accidents during the same year.
What Caused This Injury Car Accident?
Based on the news article, the BMW driver was in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22350 (Basic Speed Law) by speeding and was also driving under the influence of alcohol. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” The same section also states that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher.
In such cases injured victims would be well-advised to seek the counsel of an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will stay abreast of the official investigation and ensure that the negligent drivers are held liable. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also advise victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured.
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