The driver of a pickup truck sustained serious injuries in a San Diego car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver on October 16, 2010. According to a news report in The San Diego Union-Tribune, the injury car accident occurred on State Route 125 near Jamacha Road in Spring Valley. California Highway Patrol officials say 33-year-old Colin Eisner was traveling at an unsafe rate of speed when he lost control of his Ford Contour and crashed into a Toyota Tacoma. The pickup truck rolled multiple times and its driver sustained major head trauma. Eisner was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.
My thoughts and prayers are with the injured driver of the pickup truck. I wish him or her the very best for a speedy and complete recovery. Please keep this victim in your thoughts and prayers.
San Diego County Alcohol Related Accidents
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), in San Diego County, 104 people were killed and 2,033 were injured as a result of DUI collisions. Also, alcohol-related car accidents claimed 33 lives and injured 408 people in the unincorporated areas of the county, during the same year.
Drunk Driving Laws
Based on the news report, authorities believe that Eisner was under the influence of alcohol at the time of this car accident. 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.” Officials also believe Eisner was traveling at an unsafe speed, which is a violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22350 (Basic Speed Law).
In cases where negligence or wrongdoing is apparent, 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 make sure that the negligent parties are held liable. DUI collision victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of earnings, cost of hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and even long-term care, if the injuries are catastrophic. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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