SAN DIEGO, California – Four people were injured including the suspected drunk driver who was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a residence on Kalmai Street in the Banker’s Hill area early Thursday morning, according to a report by 10News.com.
At a time when many people were heading home after Fourth of July celebrations, emergency workers were called to rescue the victims who were initially trapped in the vehicle. Police believe the victims were all drinking prior to the crash.
Following the 2 a.m. crash, paramedics transported the victims to a nearby hospital for treatment of undisclosed non-life threatening injuries.
San Diego Car Accident Statistics
There were 217 deaths and 12,998 injuries recorded in San Diego County traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Statewide Integrated Traffic report. In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
“There really is no excuse for drinking and driving, but passengers who are drinking may not always be coherent enough to realize they are putting their own lives at risk by getting into a car with someone who has been drinking,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “Those injured in a crash with a drunk driver should know they have rights under California law and the drunk driver is liable for their injuries if they are hurt.”
For roughly 30 years, the legal experts at Seegmiller Law Firm have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in traffic accidents or have lost a loved one.
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