[12-04-2020] San Diego County, CA – Pedestrian Hurt After a DUI Crash in Spring Valley

An unidentified 20-year-old male pedestrian sustained significant injuries after getting struck by a DUI driver in Spring Valley on Friday morning, December 4. 

[12-04-2020] San Diego County, CA - Pedestrian Hurt After a DUI Crash in Spring Valley-minThe crash transpired at approximately 9:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Gillespie Drive in Spring Valley. The victim was reportedly walking towards a road construction site to deliver equipment when a 2020 Ford Fiesta suddenly struck him. 

The Ford was initially traveling northbound on Gillespie Drive when it swerved into the shoulder of the roadway before hitting the man. The victim sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident. He was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

The Ford driver was later identified as 56-year-old Dana Marie Gobble. She was charged on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. 

DUI Pedestrian Crash Investigation is Underway 

Local authorities are further investigating the case. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most reckless and irresponsible things a driver can do. It won’t put their lives in danger, but it can potentially endanger other people’s lives. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 30 people in the U.S. die every day due to drunk driving accidents. Drunk driving accounts for about 29 percent of all motor vehicle accident fatalities in the U.S. Around sixty-one percent of these drivers have a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 percent or higher. 

When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced San Diego County personal injury attorney conduct an independent investigation. During the investigation, attorneys need to consider and thoroughly examine all the possible contributing factors such as road conditions, signage visibility, and road lighting.


Personal Injury Attorney for Victims of DUI Pedestrian Accidents in San Diego County 

It can be quite challenging to deal with injuries caused by DUI accidents as it can disrupt all aspects of life, such as family, work, and finances. 

Pending the official investigation results, the victims are entitled to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s assistance. The victims can demand financial compensation for their medical expenses, lost earnings, emotional trauma, and pain and suffer through the personal injury claim. 

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