Vista, CA – Multiple People Injured after Dangerous Police Pursuit and Resulting Traffic Collision on East Vista Way near Highway 76
Vista, CA (August 9, 2018) – A local news source reported that multiple people sustained injuries as the result of a dangerous police pursuit of a suspected DUI driver and a resulting traffic collision that took place on East Vista Way, in the vicinity of Highway 76. The incident occurred a little after 2:20 AM in the early morning hours on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. Authorities have identified the culprit as 20-year old San Marcos resident Christian Avila-Ramos. No detailed information about the identities of Avila-Ramos’ four passengers or the additional parties involved in the crash has been revealed at this time.
Based on the initial report from the California Highway Patrol, Avila-Ramos was driving a Nissan Sentra, its high beams flashing, at a dangerous rate of speed down East Vista. At some point, a traffic officer attempted to stop the oncoming vehicle, but the Nissan continued speeding down the road. Later, Avila-Ramos drove through a red light and plowed into Hyundai Sonata and a Toyota Corolla at the junction of Highway 76.
Officials confirmed that Avila-Ramos and the 19-year old woman riding in the Nissan had been severely injured during the impact and were sent to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment.
Meanwhile, Avila-Ramos’ second 19-year old female passenger and a 65-year old man who had been driving the Hyundai were brought to Palomar Medical Center, where they received treatment for non-life threatening injuries of varying degrees.
Likewise, the two male passengers from the Nissan, an 18-year old and a 19-year old, also sustained non-life threatening injuries but did not need treatment at a hospital.
The two occupants of the Toyota did not suffer injuries during the impact.
Following a release from the hospital, Avila-Ramos will reportedly be arrested for suspected DUI, a felony, and evading the authorities and sent to county jail.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
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As shown in the report, a driver was accused of driving recklessly and negligently while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and putting the lives of passengers and additional motorists at risk. Given the circumstances, Avila-Ramos will be held fully responsible for causing this violent accident and inflicting injuries on innocent parties.
Once the case is resolved, the non-guilty injured victims can potentially file a personal injury lawsuit against the culprit and, ultimately, receive compensation for inconveniences including medical bills and painful injuries.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
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