44-Year-Old Woman Injured In San Diego DUI Car Accident By Elkelton Boulevard and Jamacha Road
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (September 6, 2019) – A 44-year-old woman was injured in a DUI car accident by the intersection of Elkelton Boulevard and Jamacha Road.
San Diego police are saying that the accident took place around 8:15 p.m. Police were attempting to pull over the driver of an Dodge but he took off and crashed into an Audi.
The woman in the Audi complained about pain and had to be taken to the hospital. The driver of the Dodge was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI, hit-and-run, felony reckless evading and probation violations.
An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In DUI Accidents
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.” It is a felony to cause an accident resulting in bodily injury while under the influence of alcohol. Drivers will likely face civil as well as criminal liability.
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