A deadly crash involving a drunk driver is under investigation in San Diego. The accident took place south of Old Highway 80 on Church Road at around 4:10 p.m., which left the supposed drunk driver dead and the other victim with severe life threatening injuries. According to CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein, the driver, a 21-year-old Woman from El Cajon, was driving her Cadillac Escalade on the wrong side of the highway and hit both the right and left side metal guardrails. The victim, a 41-year-old Woman from Humboldt, was driving her 1998 Acura Integra heading northbound when the Escalade collided with her head-on, slamming the car on top of the guardrail and causing itself to roll completely over onto its side. Both drivers were immediately flown to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego by paramedics. Unfortunately the driver of the Escalade was not wearing her seat belt at the time of the accident and was thrown from the vehicle while rolling from the collision, resulting in her untimely death. The victim endured serious life-threatening injuries and was admitted at the hospital for immediate treatment. Officer Pearlstein stated, “It appears alcohol was a factor.” Drinking and driving remains a pressing issue for our California legal system. While many new provisions and safety measures have been put into action in recent months by local law enforcement, some drivers are still making the wrong decision to consume alcohol and operate their vehicle. The Leslie Legal Team encourages drivers to not make that decision and withhold from drinking and driving, however we understand that these circumstances do arise and we strongly advise retaining an experienced DUI attorney when they do. Hiring the right attorney to handle your DUI charges can make an enormous impact on the outcome of your case and your life.
“DUI suspected in East County head-on fatality”– SD 6 News, January 10, 2014