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San Diego: Drunk Driver Struck, Injured Woman While Parking Corvette

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At about 6:15 p.m. on Monday, April 9th, a drunk driver struck and injured a 72-year-old woman while parking his Corvette in San Diego. The accident occurred in the underground parking structure of an apartment building on Georgia Street near University Avenue. While backing into a parking space, the man accidently applied the gas instead of the brake and hit the woman, who was in the midst of accessing her storage unit. She sustained moderate injuries. Police arrested the driver on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. 

“When a driver’s negligence causes harm to a pedestrian, he or she may be held liable for expenses related to that person’s injuries,” explained California personal injury attorney James Ballidis.”

Nationwide, the number of pedestrians killed or injured in traffic accidents increased from 2009 to 2010, a contrast to the trend toward declining fatality rates among passenger vehicle occupants, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During this period of time, pedestrian deaths increased by 4.2 percent and injuries by 19 percent throughout the country. California recorded a greater increase in fatalities: 5.4 percent. 

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the woman who was struck and injured by the Corvette in the parking garage.

U-T San Diego originally reported this drunk driving accident.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on pedestrian rights and the process of pursuing an injury claim, are available to the public free of charge.

To request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596. 

Category: Pedestrian Accident

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