Man and Woman Injured after Alleged DUI Accident on 15 Freeway near Del Lago Boulevard
ESCONDIDO, CA (April 28, 2021) — Two people sustained injuries following an alleged DUI accident on 15 Freeway on Thursday, April 22.
According to the California Highway Patrol, they received reports of the crash just after 4 a.m. Thursday. Officers responded on northbound 15 Freeway near Del Lago Boulevard.
Reports said that a 32-year-old Lemon Grove man was behind the wheel of a stolen 2014 Ford Fusion sedan. Then it crashed into the back of a semi-truck while both vehicles were in the far right lane of the northbound freeway.
The force of the crash wedged the Ford under the semi-truck’s trailer. Escondido Fire Department personnel freed both the Ford driver and his 32-year-old female passenger. Paramedics rushed them both to Palomar Hospital for treatment with major injuries.
The 43-year-old male driver of the semi-truck did not sustain injuries, authorities said.
CHP believes that the Ford driver was intoxicated at the time of the incident.
The investigation is still underway.
Do not drive when you are under the influence. Instead, call a friend or a family member to pick you up. By following the law, you can help prevent dangerous accidents.
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