San Diego Police Officer and Woman Injured in Lincoln Park Suspected DUI Crash on Logan Avenue
LINCOLN PARK, San Diego County (January 15, 2018) – Two people, including a San Diego police officer, were injured after a car accident in Lincoln Park neighborhood early Monday.
According to the CBS News, the patrol car was struck by a speeding vehicle near the 5000 block of Logan Avenue at about 12:40 a.m.
Responding medical personnel found a San Diego police officer, and a female passenger in the suspect vehicle who both appeared to be hurt. Medical reports indicated that the two parties were taken to hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
Meanwhile, officials said that the speeding motorist attempted to evade on foot following the wreck. Officers were able to apprehend and arrest the man.
Authorities believed the suspect was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision. Further investigation is ongoing at this time.
Personal Injury Lawyer
The California Vehicle Code Section 23153 states that it is unlawful for a person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drugs, to drive a vehicle. It is a violation and a crime for an intoxicated motorist to neglect any duty imposed by the law especially if their actions cause bodily injuries to another person. Also, motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. A driver who flees the area without rendering assistance or leaving a contact information can be subjected to felony hit-and-run charges.
In this specific case, if investigators finally prove that a person has been negligent and caused the collision, then the injured victim(s) hay have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a traffic accident, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. Give us a call at 800-235-6801 and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyers for a free case evaluation.
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