Pacific Beach, CA – Brandon Schultz, Passenger Hurt in DUI Wreck
Pacific Beach, CA (August 12, 2018) – A crash in Pacific Beach on Saturday morning left two people injured. The crash occurred around 1:30 am in the 2200 block of Garnet Avenue. According to police reports, Brandon Schultz was driving a Mitsubishi Spyder on Garnet when, for unknown reasons, he lost control and crashed into several parked vehicles.
The Mitsubishi flipped from the force of the impact. First responders were called to the scene of the accident. Schultz and his passenger were both injured. Schultz suffered minor injuries while the passenger sustained major injuries, and both are in the hospital receiving treatment. The severity of their injuries has not been released to the public as of posting.
Following the police investigation, it was determined that Schultz was impaired at the time of the crash. He is charged with DUI and was arrested. Police are still investigating this wreck and have no further information at this time.
Southern California DUI Accidents
The issue of driving while impaired still remains a major problem in California. According to the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 1,059 DUI-related traffic fatalities in 2016. That number was up from 911 in 2015. Of course, there were many more injured as well. The number of alcohol and drug-related fatalities in DUI cases has been steadily climbing.
While one DUI is too many, these numbers illustrate the problem. Driving while impaired is incredibly dangerous and puts everyone at risk, both drivers and pedestrians. There is no reason to drive while impaired given the availability of other options, including ridesharing services.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Los Angeles DUI accident, call one of our experienced attorneys today. At the Los Angeles Injury Group, we are a team of attorneys and staff who will fight to ensure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
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