3 Hospitalized after Rear-End Collision on I-15 near Ninth Avenue
ESCONDIDO, CA (May 25, 2018) – On Friday morning, a DUI collision on Interstate 15 hospitalized a Caltrans employee and two others.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision happened at about 10:15 AM on the northbound I-15, just south of Ninth Avenue. An unidentified 26-year-old man was driving a Nissan Sentra, when he swerved off from the southbound lanes to the left, directly into the center divider area where a Caltrans Dodge Ram pickup truck was halted.
The rear-end collision injured the Caltrans worker, a Chula Vista resident whose identity was not immediately released. He was treated on the scene before being transported to the Palomar Medical Center with moderate injuries. The front passenger in the Sentra sustained major injuries, while the person in the back seat sustained moderate injuries. Both of them were also taken to Palomar. The driver of the Nissan complained of pain, but refused treatment and hospitalization.
Investigators believe that the driver of the Nissan was under the influence of drugs during the collision. He was later arrested by the authorities for driving while impaired. No updates have been released at this time.
Road accidents can happen anywhere and to anyone, especially when involving drugs or alcohol. One small mistake when driving can lead to disastrous results, especially when drunk or buzzed. It is important to drive defensively and always abide by all driving laws, to ensure your safety and the safety of surrounding vehicles, motorists, and pedestrians.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident on the road caused by the reckless driving of a person under the influence, contact the personal injury lawyers at Sweet Law Group. We have over 40 years of experience in the field, and know what it takes to win your case and achieve the justice and compensation that you deserve. Call us at (800) 203-3061 now, for a free case evaluation by a legal professional in your area. You can also reach us by online chat, text message, and email.