Jose Uriostegui, 32, Arrested
ESCONDIDO, California (June 5, 2016) – A 27-year-old pregnant woman identified as Lucrecia Vasquez was severely injured in a suspected DUI crash in the area of Broadway and Highway 78 Sunday morning, according to CBS 8.
Police said Vasquez was driving a grey 2013 Nissan Altima north on Broadway when she was struck by a black 2005 Ford F150 that was traveling east on Highway 78. The pickup allegedly ran through a red traffic light when he struck the woman’s car.
As per the article, Vasquez was immediately taken to Palomar Memorial Hospital with injuries described as serious and life-threatening. She is reportedly six months pregnant and later lost the baby.
Her passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was also hospitalized with moderate injuries including broken ribs.
Meanwhile, police affirmed that the 32-year-old pickup truck driver, Jose Luis Uriostegui, of Escondido, tried to leave but was stopped and detained by witnesses on scene.
Uriostegui sustained minor injuries and was then booked into county jail on suspicion of felony DUI, felony hit-and-run, and driving without a driver’s license. His blood-alcohol level after the crash was measured at .20, above the legal .08 considered to be drunk.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Ms. Lucrecia Vasquez and the other woman injured in this accident. We offer our condolences to the family over the loss of their baby and wish the victims a swift and full recovery.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident caused by the recklessness or negligence of another party, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to assist you in filing a personal injury claim. Our experienced and professional San Diego County lawyers will help you obtain the settlement and justice you deserve by providing the best legal support and representation you need. We will secure the maximum compensation for all your hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and other losses. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 for a free case consultation.
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