At around 8:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 16th, a drunk driver was killed and four people injured in a car accident in the Linda Vista area of San Diego. The driver, 28-year-old Bryan Larman, was traveling southbound on Ulric Street when he lost control of his Mitsubishi while attempting to pass another vehicle, crossing into the northbound lane, where he was struck by a Nissan Frontier. Larman and the four occupants of the Frontier, two children and two adults, suffered serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital. Later that day, the head trauma Larman sustained in the collision proved fatal. According to authorities, he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, explains a California personal injury attorney.
Alcohol use contributed to 2,623 of the 18,414 fatal and injury motor vehicle traffic collisions that occurred throughout San Diego County in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, the number of crashes in which at least one driver had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or greater decreased by 7.6 percent, from 1,025 in 2008 to 950 in 2009. That year, drivers aged 21-24 accounted for the highest percentage of alcohol-related traffic fatalities.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish the four people who were injured in the car accident last Saturday a full recovery. We would also like to offer our condolences to the family of Bryan Larman, the driver who was killed in the crash.
KGTV, digital channel 10, originally reported this drunk driving accident.
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