The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on a solo-car crash that killed a passenger in Fallbrook. The driver is suspected of intoxication and was critically injured in the crash.
The crash happened shortly before 4:55 AM according to the police report. A driver in an 1996 Cadillac was heading east on East Alvarado Street and went off the roadway near Palmas Norte.
The vehicle struck a tree and flipped, trapping the driver and the passenger in the vehicle. Firefighters freed the two men but couldn’t save the passenger.
After the driver was stabilized, he was arrested for being under the influence of drugs and taken in on multiple felony charges. The crash closed the area for about four hours during the investigation.
The report doesn’t make it clear how the older driver was intoxicated or if the dead passenger was also intoxicated. The fact of the matter remains that, should the DUI evidence prove true, this driver irresponsibly took his passenger’s life.
We urge you to never accept a ride from someone you think is intoxicated. One of the best things you can do at a party is to act as a designated driver. You’ll get your friends safely home and no one will have to break the law to do it.