6 Including Suspect Injured in Car Accident on East Vista Way
VISTA (August 8, 2018) – Several were injured after a high-speed chase of a DUI Driver ended in a crash along East Vista Way early Wednesday, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS 8.
The accident took place shortly after 2:20 a.m. near Highway 76.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a Nissan Sentra was seen traveling at a high rate of speeds and following other cars too closely on East Vista Way, with its high beams on. The sedan then sped away after an officer tried to make a traffic stop.
The driver of the Nissan, 20-year-old Christian Avila-Ramos, ran a red light and ultimately struck a Hyundai Sonata headed west and a Toyota Corolla at the intersection of Vista Way and Highway 76.
Car Crash at Vista Way and Highway 76, August 8
CHP affirmed that the San Marcos man and one of his passengers, a 19-year-old woman, were brought to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with major injuries.
The 65-year-old man driving the Hyundai and another 19-year-old woman riding the Nissan at the time were taken to Palomar Medical Center with injuries ranging from minor to moderate degree.
Two other occupants of the Nissan, a 19-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, sustained minor wounds but refused to be hospitalized. The two people in the Toyota were unharmed in the wreck.
The names of the wounded parties and their condition were not disclosed. Meanwhile, CHP added that Avila-Ramos is expected to be booked into county jail on suspicion of felony DUI, felony evading and felony evading causing injury.
San Diego County Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, Mr. Christian Avila-Ramos is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the collision. DUI is considered as a serious crime throughout the state which has corresponding criminal penalties for the suspect. The kinds of the charges to be filed depend on factors including the prior convictions of the alleged DUI driver, the severity of the offense, the level of intoxication and the injuries caused to another individual.
Aside from DUI, the suspect is also accused of speeding, running a red light and evading the authorities. The injured and held not responsible for causing the crash will have then the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Injured accident victims are entitled to a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced San Diego County personal injury lawyers to help you. We will fight aggressively for your legal rights and obtain the justice you deserve. Give us a call at 855-703-4186 for a free case consultation.
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