Law Office of Mark Bush - San Diego Articles CHP Stops Senior Driving The Wrong Way

CHP Stops Senior Driving The Wrong Way

By Mark Bush  Apr. 11, 2011 1:53p

An elderly woman was apprehended while driving the wrong way on I-580, reports Mercury News.

Witnesses began calling the California Highway Patrol at approximately 8:50 pm, law enforcement officials announced. The reports indicated that a Toyota convertible, dark in color, was driving against traffic on Interstate Highway 580.

The vehicle was traveling slowly, at about 15 to 20 miles per hour, with no headlights on, and was drifting between the center divider and the number 1 lane. The tires of the convertible were in poor shape, and both of the tires on the passenger-side were completely missing, with only bare metal scraping against the road. The initial report spotted the vehicle in Richmond, near Regatta Boulevard.

Officers responded quickly to the report, and at 9:00 pm the CHP stopped the car just after the driver passed the toll plaza at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. Police were able to take her into custody without injury.

Woman Taken into Care Of Family

The driver was revealed to be a 75-year old native of Corte Madera. According to the initial report, she was exhibiting signs of dementia when Patrol Officers took her into custody. Currently, the police do not believe she was under the influence of any drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.

After removing her from harms way, police placed her in the care of several nearby relatives. They also took possession of the Toyota. She has been cited by the CHP for priority re-evaluation of her driving privileges by the DMV.

A Personal Injury Firm That Cares

If you have been involved in an automotive accident that resulted from the negligent driving of another person, you may very well deserve financial restitution. Your medical expenses can add up, creating a severe financial burden on top of the physical and emotional difficulty associated with injury. With the aid of a San Diego personal injury attorney, you can get relief from this burden and move on with your life. Paul W. Bates is a compassionate and experienced injury attorney who is dedicated to helping clients receive maximum compensation for their injuries. Let him help you today!

Contact a San Diego car accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case.

Other Recent Articles

California Drugged Driving Increases

Drugged driving involving everything from marijuana and other street drugs to prescription drugs such as Ambien has been shown to be increasing in California.
More Articles »

Medical Malpractice Report

The Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School published a medical malpractice report in September 2012 entitled “Briefing Book, Medical Malpractice: By the Numbers.
More Articles »

San Diego Yacht Race Tragedy Leads to Contention between Families Who Lost Loved Ones

The surviving family members of a man that was killed in a yacht race in the spring recently filed papers in what could become an emotionally heated lawsuit.
More Articles »
(619) 717-6582
402 W. Broadway 27 Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

Main Website:
View Website
Contact our office by email or phone instantly by clicking the options below: