Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Police Officer
A police officer was injured in Chula Vista Thursday Morning after being it by a suspected drunk driver. The collision occurred on Fourth Avenue near D Street at approximately 12:25 a.m. and happened shortly after the officer placed an apprehended parolee into the backseat of his car.
The vehicle that hit the patrolman was heading south when it drifted into his path and struck him. The officer’s left foot was run over and the right passenger mirror hit him in the back. He was taken to the hospital and later released. The 41 year-old-driver was found and arrested shortly after the incident. He will face felony hit and run and driving under the influence charges.
The officer is taking a few off days to get well, but if his foot was damaged badly enough his injuries could be permanent and in time, debilitating. Then there is the matter of his spine and if the car mirror seriously hurt his back. Either way, the vehicle driver could be sued in civil court via a personal injury lawsuit. The officer could then receive financial compensation that would help him pay for accident associated medical costs. If you have been similarly injured in a car accident, contact the legal team at TorkLaw right away for a free case evaluation. No one should have to pay financially for someone else’s mistake—get the law on your side and receive the compensation you need after your serious accident.