Woman Injured In San Diego Pedestrian Accident By Black Mountain Road and Carmel Mountain Road
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (September 6, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after an intoxicated driver hit her near the intersection of Black Mountain Road and Carmel Mountain Road.
San Diego police are saying that the accident took place around 7:07 a.m. Police officers came across an unconscious woman with facial injuries.
A 20-year-old driver went onto the sidewalk and hit the victim before walking away from the scene of the accident. She was then arrested and charged with felony DUI and hit-and-run.
The victim was taken to the Scripps La Jolla Hospital in order to receive treatment. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing.
Liability In DUI Car Accidents
Even moderate amounts of alcohol can seriously impair a person’s ability to drive safely. According to the CDC, a BAC of 0.05 – which is below the legal limit – reduces a person’s judgement, focus, sight and comprehension. Drivers that choose to drink and drive will likely face criminal as well as civil liability for their actions.
Any person that is injured in a pedestrian accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help with lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. They can fight on your behalf and make sure that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions.
Getting Help After A DUI Accident
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