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Drunk driver sentenced for causing fatal car accident

This week, a driver that was charged with drunk driving after causing a fatal car accident in San Diego in March was sentenced to 4 years and 4 months in prison.

The accident occurred at around 2 a.m. on the northbound 11th Avenue onramp onto Interstate 5.  Witnesses to the car accident said the driver was traveling at around 6o miles per hour on the onramp when his vehicle flipped.  A 21-year old female passenger in the vehicle became trapped and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Reports from the trial indicate that the driver did not drink often but had 5 to 6 small glasses of beer the night of the accident.  After the tragic accident, the driver’s blood alcohol content was tested at .1 percent.

Fresh & Easy market recalls baby spinach

The Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has announced the recall of Organic Baby Spinach after a random sample tested the product positive for listeria monocytogenes.

The Food and Drug Administration conducted the random test sample and found that one bag tested positive for the bacteria. There have been no illnesses reported because of the product at this time.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious infections in babies, elderly or those with weakened immune systems. Other symptoms include headache, nausea, diarrhea, and stomach pain.

The recall involves the bags of salad with a ‘Use By’ date of August 1. Consumers can return the product or bring a receipt to the market in order to receive a full refund.

If you or a loved one has become ill after consuming a contaminated food product, contact the San Diego product liability lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-269-0123.

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