Chula Vista: Passenger Seriously Injured in Hit-and-Run DUI Accident
Posted on Aug 03, 2012
At about 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd, a driver and passenger were seriously injured in a hit-and-run DUI accident in Chula Vista. While traveling near Proctor Valley and Mt. Miguel roads, 24-year-old Aaron Riordan was involved in a collision. As he fled the scene, he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to rollover, slam into a tree, and ignite into flames. He and his 25-year-old passenger suffered major trauma and were taken to a hospital. Riordan is suspected to have been driving under the influence at the time of the accident and faces felony DUI charges.
“Passengers injured in collisions may hold the at-fault driver liable for the cost of their recovery,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “including for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
Chula Vista accounted for 1 of the 51 fatalities and 299 of the 4,839 injuries suffered by passengers in traffic accidents that occurred in San Diego County in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. That year, alcohol contributed to 103 of the fatal and 1,754 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the driver and the passenger who were injured in the hit-and-run crash.
U-T San Diego originally reported this Chula Vista DUI crash.
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