At about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, a motorcyclist was injured in a DUI crash in the San Diego neighborhood of Allied Gardens. The 52-year-old male driver of a Toyota Camry struck the 28-year-old male motorcyclist while he was turning left from Mission Gorge Road onto Zion Avenue. The rider sustained moderate trauma, including a broken ankle. Authorities arrested the driver of the Toyota on suspicion on DUI.
“When a driver harms others while violating traffic safety laws, he or she may be held liable for the expense of their recoveries,” explained California motorcycle accident lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Crashes claimed the lives of or caused injury to 1,064 motorcyclists in San Diego County in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 2,190 of the collisions that resulted in injury or fatality in the county that year, with the OTS ranking San Diego 32nd out of 58 counties for its incidence of DUI crashes.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the motorcyclist who was injured in the Allied Gardens accident.
U-T San Diego originally reported this collision.
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