Multiple Car Crash Injures 4 People, DUI Suspected

A California accident on May 25 left four people injured, and sources say that San Diego police are investigating two drivers for DUI. The incident occurred in North Park at approximately 11:40 p.m. near the Park Boulevard and University Road intersection when a driver who was fleeing from an earlier car crash T-boned another vehicle.

Prior to the second collision, a 42-year-old driver hit two parked vehicles in a parking lot. He reportedly left the scene of that accident. Reports indicate that the driver then sped through a red light at the intersection and broadsided another car.

A witness indicated that the 42-year-old appeared to be drunk. According to officers, four people were injured in the collision. The driver of the second vehicle suffered a broken neck, and his passenger suffered undisclosed injuries. Police believe that driver of the second vehicle may have also been intoxicated, and he may face DUI charges. The driver suspected of causing the crash and a passenger in his vehicle also required hospitalization. He was later taken into custody and charged with hit-and-run and felony drunk driving.

Impaired drivers who cause a crash may be held financially responsible for ensuing damages. Those who suffered injuries may discuss their options of filing a personal injury claim against a liable driver with a lawyer. If the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, a lawyer could prove the driver was negligent by using blood test results as evidence. Victims could receive compensation for their medical treatment expenses, lost income and property damage.

Source: CBS 8, "Four hurt in DUI crash following hit-and-run", May 26, 2014

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