San Diego, CA (September 8, 2022) – On Monday morning, September 5, a crash was reported in San Diego that injured one person, a police officer.
First responders were called to the scene of a car accident where an SUV rear-ended a police car at about 1 a.m. on I-15 near Friars Road. The San Diego police department reported that the officer was helping a disabled motorist when a woman driving an SUV, failed to see the vehicles in front of her and rear-ended the patrol car. The officer was injured as a result and transported to the hospital for further treatment. There is no indication that anyone else was injured as a result of the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. They believed alcohol played a factor in the crash and arrested the woman driver of the SUV on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for the full recovery of all involved.
Accidents happen every day in California for a variety of reasons. However, reckless and negligent driving is often at the top of the list of main causes of accidents. Impaired driving is reckless, negligent, and extraordinarily dangerous. Any time someone chooses to use alcohol or other drugs and then gets behind the wheel, their decision-making, reaction times and driving ability will all be impaired to some degree, depending on how much drugs or alcohol were consumed. When someone is driving impaired, they will often engage in other negligent activities, such as distracted driving, texting while driving, speeding, falling asleep behind the wheel, or failing to abide by traffic rules, such as stopping at traffic lights and stop signs or failing to yield.
In California, many people are seriously injured or killed in DUI accidents each year. However, the law is clear; in California, it is illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, if the person is 21 years old or older, or 0.01% if the person is under 21 years old. Despite these strict laws and penalties associated with breaking the laws, California is struggling with an ever-increasing amount of DUI accidents. When drivers are engaging in negligent and risky behaviors such as drinking and driving, the chance of a serious accident increases dramatically.
A serious car accident can cause significant disruptions to your normal life, including new financial worries from past and future medical care, lost income if you can’t work, and other related expenses.
If you were in a DUI accident caused by someone else’s careless or reckless choices, it’s important to hold the at-fault person responsible for their actions. The negligent party may be required to help pay for your medical bills including any future medical expenses related to your injuries, pain, suffering, lost wages, vehicle repair or replacement, and other non-economic damages you’ve suffered.
If you or a family member were hurt in a DUI accident, you should speak to an experienced car accident lawyer right away, who can walk you through the process of what is to come and help you understand your rights and what compensation you may be entitled to for your suffering. Contact a San Diego car accident attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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