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Pedestrian hit in San Diego accident

On Monday night, an intoxicated driver was attempting to reverse in an apartment parking lot when he struck a pedestrian in the area.

The 48-year-old man was in a North Park underground parking lot trying to back his Corvette into a designated spot. The accident occurred around 6:15 p.m. when the man accelerated instead of pushing on his brake, and hit a 72-year-old woman.

The woman suffered a broken leg as a result of the collision. She was trying to unlock her storage unit when the car ran into her. Police suspected that the man was under the influence of alcohol, and he was subsequently arrested for a felony DUI. He is still residing in the San Diego county jail.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, please contact the San Diego drunk driving accident victim lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.


Drunk driving suspect crashes into 9 cars in Del Mar

A driver suspected of drunk driving was arrested last night after crashing into nine cars. According to San Diego police, the first collision occurred near Del Mar Heights and Mango. The driver continued driving, hitting six other cars, before a San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy was able to pull him over.

The man’s vehicle stopped for a moment, but suddenly took off southbound on Interstate 5, fleeing police. The driver continued until crashing into two more cars. Around the onramp from Carmel Valley, police were able to stop the man once again, and called in for backup. The driver has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest, and evasion. Fortunately, only minor injuries were reported in the accident.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego drunk driving accident lawyers of Ritter &  Associates at 619-296-0123 to speak with one of our compassionate and experienced injury attorneys today.


San Diego top city for DUIs for a second year

For the second year in a row, San Diego has been ranked the number one city in the country with the highest percentage of drunk driving citations. Three California cities are in the top five: San Diego (1), Los Angeles (2), and San Francisco (5).

The data was collected by Insurance.com between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011. Researchers say that some cities top the list not because there are more heavy drinkers, but for numerous reasons such as a lack of public transportation and law enforcement patrolling more frequently.

In 2009, a third of all car accident fatalities, about 11,000, were caused by drivers with blood alcohol levels at or above 0.08.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego drunk driving accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123.


4 injured in accident involving drunk driver

Yesterday morning, 4 people were injured in a car accident believed to have been caused by a drunk driver.

The accident occurred at about 10 a.m. on Interstate 8 when a vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes of the highway rear-ended an SUV near Waring Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The SUV was sent spinning out of control and into the center divider.  The vehicle flipped over the railing and rolled at least once.  At least one of the vehicle’s passengers was trapped inside after the accident.

4 people in the SUV were taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.  A spokesperson from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department believed the injuries to be minor.

Several witnesses reported the accident to police and officers arrested the driver of the vehicle that struck the SUV on the suspicion of drunk driving.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego drunk driving accident victim lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about how we can help you.


Man injured in drunk driving accident in City Heights

Last Friday, a man was injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in City Heights.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the accident occurred at about 4 a.m. at the intersection of Fairmount Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard.  A truck with 2 men described as being in their 20’s was reported to have ran a red light at the intersection while traveling eastbound down El Cajon.

The truck collided with a Jetta traveling northbound at the intersection.  The two men in the truck and the driver of the Jetta were all injured in the accident.

Police tested the driver of the truck and determined that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the car accident.  Officers said they would charge the man with a felony DUI upon his release from the hospital.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact the San Diego drunk driving accident victim attorneys of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to learn more about your rights.


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