Insert your phone number and name to get a call back.

I Agree to receive a phone call and to the site terms of use & disclaimer.

contact form faq
verification image



Drunk Driver Strikes 50 Year-old Female Pedestrian

On February 15, 2013, an impaired driver operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs struck a pedestrian. The 46 year-old male struck the pedestrian around 5:50 PM near Oddstad Boulevard in Pacifica. The accident occurred when the male was heading southbound on Oddstad Boulevard and crossed into the northbound lanes hitting a 50 year-old woman.

The impact sent the woman flying and the male driver then crashed into two parked cars. Officials who were responding to the accident reported that the driver smelled of alcohol and admitted to having drank prior of the accident. The victim suffered a laceration to the head and other injuries. As a result, she was taken to the San Francisco hospital to receive treatment.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

Unfortunately, drunk driving is a common occurrence on our roads today that leaves many people injured. Drunk driving is extremely dangerous as it impairs the brain of the driver. Alcohol causes numerous affects including:

·         Slows the brain’s functions so the driver is unable to respond to situations or make decisions quickly
·         Reduces ability to judge how fast the driver is moving
·         Reduces judgment so the driver is unable to judge distance from other cars, people, or objects
·         Gives drivers false sense of confidence so they take greater risks
·         Makes it difficult for drivers to multitask so they can only focus on one thing. As a result, they may miss seeing traffic lights or pedestrians
·         May make the driver sleepy so they may fall asleep behind the wheel and cause an accident

Driving truly impairs the mind of a driver, causing the driver to become a threat to others on the road. It is estimated that one in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related car accident.

Personal Injury Lawsuit

You should speak to a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one were recently injured by a drunk driver.  A personal injury attorney will work to earn you monetary compensation for your pain and suffering. File a personal injury claim today.