Shortly before 5 a.m. on Friday, June 29th, a 41-year-old female passenger was seriously injured in a DUI crash in Pacific Beach. While traveling at a high rate of speed on Ingraham, the 63-year-old male driver of a Ford F-150 pickup truck crashed into a wall near Crown Point Drive. Firefighters extricated the driver and passenger from the wreckage and they were transported to a hospital, the woman to receive treatment for major trauma to her legs.
“Passengers injured in collisions may seek compensation from the negligent driver for the cost of their recovery,” explained California personal injury lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.”
San Diego accounted for 51 of the 705 passengers killed and 4,839 of the 66,864 injured in traffic collisions in the state, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor in 103 of the fatal and 1,754 of the injury crashes that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the passenger and driver who were seriously injured in the DUI crash.
U-T San Diego originally reported this Pacific Beach accident.
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