Fatal Accident may have been Due to Alcohol

A DUI can be a costly mistake.  Without any injuries or fatalities, a first-time misdemeanor DUI can result in the immediate suspension of your license for up to four months.  In addition to the license suspension, you could be facing fines of up to $1,000, not including legal fees and additional penalties.  You will also be required to enter a DUI program, the length of which is determined by your blood-alcohol-content at the time of arrest.

Police believe that a fatal single-vehicle July 31st accident may have been due to alcohol.  Police report that the male, who was driving his van in Mission Beach, was driving under the influence.

The driver, only identified as a 56-year-old male, crashed the 1988 Dodge van just before 7:15 p.m. Sunday, July 21st.  The accident occurred at West Mission Bay Drive at Gleason Road.  

The driver had been traveling eastbound on West Mission Bay Road when he attempted to execute a left-hand turn to head north on Gleason.  The driver, who might have been impaired, was unable to negotiate the turn.  He hit the curb and ran into a traffic pole.

Paramedics rushed the driver to an area hospital, but he was pronounced dead due to his injuries.

A female passenger, who was also riding in the van, suffered minor injuries in the collision.  

San Diego Police are still investigating the crash.  Alcohol is a suspected factor.

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