Escondido: Drunk Driver Crashed into Home, Seriously Injured Owner
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
At about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th, a drunk driver crashed into a home and seriously injured the owner in Escondido. While traveling on Country Club Lane, the 23-year-old man from Temecula struck a curb and collided with an electrical transformer before crashing into the home’s back patio, where the owner was standing. He was pinned under the vehicle and, once extricated, taken to a local hospital with a broken leg, concussion, and facial injuries. The man’s 14-year-old daughter also suffered minor injuries in the accident. The driver, who has a prior DUI conviction, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
San Diego County accounted for 103 of the 1,146 fatal and 1,754 of the 17,976 injuries suffered in traffic accidents throughout California in which alcohol was a factor, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the accident statistics of cities with similar populations, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, Escondido ranked 7th out of 56 cities for alcohol-involved collisions.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the man who was seriously injured when the drunk driver crashed into his home a full recovery. We would also like to wish his daughter a full recovery.
The Orange County Register originally reported this Escondido accident.
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