Friday, November 27, 2009

Suspected DUI driver broke his Leg after Hitting a Tree

A suspected drunk driver broke his leg after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into a tree in the center divide of the road.
The alleged DUI car accident happened yesterday morning on Mira Mesa Boulevard near Scranton road in San Diego.

The force of the crash was so great, the engine popped out of the car and landed on the westbound lane of Mira Mesa where another vehicle struck it.

The driver and his passenger were brought to the hospital with the latter complaining about some pain.

After the driver recovers, he can be booked for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The owner of the first vehicle who got clipped and the car that struck the detached engine may also file a property damage claim against the driver for any repairs needed.

Lastly, if the passenger turns out to have sustained major harm in the accident, he or she can file a personal injury suit as well.

In California, a passenger is generally never held liable for a car accident.
The exception would be if he or she deliberately distracted the driver to cause an accident.

However, if the passenger is not wearing a seatbelt during the collision, it may prove some comparative negligence on his or her part.

If that is the case, the damages awarded will be reduced proportionate to the passenger’s level of liability.