Scooter Driver Under The Influence Crashes Into An SUV

On Sunday night, the driver of a scooter in Point Loma was seriously injured after driving under the influence of alcohol and getting into a collision with another vehicle.

NBC Los Angeles reports that the crash happened at approximately on Sunday, September 13th, at 10:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of Byron Street when he blew through a red light at the intersection of Byron and Rosencrans Street.

A 20-year-old woman driving a Volvo SUV had a green light and the right of way when she collided with the scooter being driven by a 35-year-old man. 

The San Diego Police Department and paramedics responded to the scene of the crash. The scooter driver suffered multiple, life-threatening injuries, including facial fractures and a brain bleed. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital. His identity was not released at the time of the report and listed in critical condition.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured in the collision. 

Investigators say that the driver of the SUV was found not to be impaired at the time of the accident. When the driver of the scooter was admitted to the hospital, however,  he was found to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) three times greater than the legal limit of 0.08 percent. 

The accident is currently under investigation. Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division at (619) 692-4800. 

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