At about 7:35 p.m. on Friday, February 1, three people were injured in a head-on collision involving a drunk driver in the San Pasqual Valley community of San Diego. While traveling westbound on Route 78 in a Toyota pickup truck, a 40-year-old man veered into the opposing lane of traffic near Ramona Highlands and crashed into a Nissan Xterra. The female driver of the Nissan sustained serious trauma and a passenger in her vehicle suffered minor injuries. They were taken to an area hospital, as was the driver of the Toyota, who sustained moderate injuries. He faces charges for felony driving under the influence.
“After a crash causing injury, the victims may pursue personal injury claims against the at-fault driver for expenses associated with their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Throughout San Diego County, traffic accidents claimed the lives of or caused injury to 452 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current data. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 53 of the collisions that resulted in injury or fatality that year, with San Diego ranking 31st out of 58 counties for its incidence DUI crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured in the head-on collision involving the drunk driver.
U-T San Diego originally reported this San Pasqual accident.
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