A suspected drunk driver is being blamed for a water main break on Pacific Coast Highway, according to KTLA. The car accident shut down the PCH for several hours as maintenance crews worked to turn off the water and clean up the mess.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident attorneys know that when you drink and drive, the odds are not in your favor. Thankfully, it appears that property damage was the only result of this car accident. Sometimes, human lives are put in jeopardy when an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel of the car.
A suspected drunk driver hit a water main, causing flooding on the Pacific Coast Highway.
The alleged drunk driver collided with a pipe at around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 27th, 2010, rocketing a geyser of water into the air and flooding the highway. Police and Santa Monica water officials arrived on the scene to find the asphalt soaked in mud and water.
Though traffic was shut down in on both sides between the California Incline and the McClure Tunnel, crews were able to plug the geyser in under seven hours with the help of a backhoe. The PCH was reopened for drivers to travel on right around rush hour.
The motorist at fault was arrested immediately following the car accident for allegedly driving under the influence (DUI). An investigation is pending to see if these allegations are true, and if they are, what is the total cost of damages for the clean-up of the water main break?
Drunk driving costs lives, compromises safety and costs money. Do you really want to pick up the bill for the results of a DUI car accident?
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