A DUI collision in San Diego resulted in serious injuries for a 50-year-old man and his 18-month old grandson. The North County Times reports that the injury pedestrian accident occurred the morning of October 18, 2010 on Lake Boulevard in Oceanside. The man was pushing his grandson in a stroller when he was struck by a Chevy SUV driven by a 17-year-old boy. The toddler sustained critical injuries while the grandfather suffered major injuries. Police have determined that the teenager was under the influence and lost control of the vehicle as he tried to pull into a driveway.
I sympathize with the victims’ family. What a horrible nightmare for them! I pray that both the man and his grandson recover quickly and completely from their serious injuries.
There were four fatalities and 107 injuries involving DUI collisions in Oceanside, according to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS). Also, during the same year, 104 people died and 2,033 were injured as a result of alcohol-related car accidents in San Diego.
Laws and Liability Issues
It is illegal in California to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 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.” It is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to consume alcohol.
It would be in the best interests of injured victims in such cases to contact a reputed San Diego personal injury lawyer, who has the experience and a successful track record of holding drunk drivers accountable. A knowledgeable car accident lawyer will also be able to advise victims about how their car insurance policy might apply to an incident where the at-fault motorist is uninsured or underinsured. The best personal injury law firm will always offer a free, comprehensive and confidential consultation to injured victims and their families.
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Do you believe underage drinking is a problem in your community? For more information about the dangers of underage drinking and driving, please visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving web site at www.madd.org.
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