Injuries Reported in National City Accident near 23rd Street and Highland Avenue
NATIONAL CITY, CA (July 12, 2021) – Sunday afternoon, authorities arrested a person after a DUI hit-and-run crash near 23rd Street and Highland Avenue.
The incident started near 23rd Street as a speeding SUV traveled south on Highland Avenue. Then, it rear-ended an elderly male driving a truck.
The impact pushed the truck into a parked Toyota truck before it overturned and landed on its side.
Afterward, the SUV driver fled on Highland Avenue. However, a witness followed the suspect to the freeway.
On the other hand, some witnesses helped the elderly driver and extricated him from the crash scene. Responders took the patient to a local hospital with unspecified injuries.
Meanwhile, National City officers notified Chula Vista police and the California Highway Patrol about the pursuit and the vehicle’s route. Then, officers near Main Street and W. Frontage Road working with the drone spotted the suspect.
The officers detained the motorist for allegedly leaving the scene of the accident while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Dealing with Injury Accidents
Accidents can leave you or your passengers severely injured, disfigured, and permanently disabled. Common events on the road can just as swiftly become safety hazards.
To avoid being involved in an auto accident, a driver must aim high in steering. Don’t make your steering adjustments based on what is directly in front of you, but rather what is down the road. If the road is winding to the right, for example, look as far into the turn as possible. This will improve your safety and make your turns smoother.
Also, the most valuable step you can take in response to a crash is hiring a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys prioritize your recovery. At the same time, securing your future from further losses a severe accident can bring.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. Also, we are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a similar accident, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. Our attorneys will guide you through every step of the way. Also, we are here to assure that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation with a professional.