How Safe Are Southern California Roads At Night?

After 11 p.m., California drivers should proceed with caution. Recently, there has been a string of horrific drunk driving accidents around the San Diego area at night. Drivers under the influence of alcohol have difficulty judging distances, controlling their speed, staying within their lanes and avoiding other cars. As such, steer clear of cars driving at suspicious speeds or swerving. Unfortunately, drunk motorists oftentimes drive so recklessly that accidents are almost inevitable.

For example, a 21-year-old drunk driver recently caused a horrific multi-car collision that resulted in six fatalities. The perpetrator was driving down State Route 60 on the wrong side of the road in a red Chevy Camaro at approximately 4:40 a.m. on February 9 when he collided head-on with a Ford Explorer. The two cars were severely damaged and spun out into the path of an oncoming Ford Freestyle. A representative of the California Highway Patrol at the scene said, “[i]t’s horrific.”

The collision ejected three passengers from their cars. Emergency crews arrived and found four victims dead at the scene of the accident. Two victims were rushed to the hospital for treatment but died of their wounds later that day. The 21-year-old motorist responsible for the accident was taken to the USC Medical Center with a broken femur and punctured bladder.

I Need A San Diego Lawyer Who Handles Drunk Driving Cases

Driving under the influence is a recipe for disaster, because the accidents often involve high rates of speed and lack of seat belts. Tragically, those who survive drunk driving accidents can still suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations and loss of limbs. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated motorist, our San Diego car accident attorneys can help. The Dudek Law Firm, APC legal team has extensive experience bringing justice to those responsible for car accidents and recovering the full compensation that the victims’ deserve. For more information, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our San Diego car accident lawyers, call our firm at (858) 530-4800.

[Did You Know: According to the California Justice Department, there were over 200,000 DUI’s last year; there were only 32 in Washington D.C.]

Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego injury attorney

Source: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/feb/09/crash-kills-6-on-la-area-highway-pile-up/, http://www.statisticbrain.com/number-of-dui-arrests-per-state/