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Four people injured in four-car crash in Ocean Beach; one driver suspected of DUI

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A car driven by a woman suspected of being under the influence rear-ended another vehicle, setting in motion a four-car crash that left four people injured in Ocean Beach on Dec. 16, police said.

San Diego Police Department officers were called to the 2900 block of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near the off-ramp of Interstate 8 at 12:38 p.m. A 2007 Honda Accord driven by a 66-year-old woman was traveling south and failed to stop behind a 2013 Toyota Tundra driven by a 40-year-old man, resulting in the Accord rear-ending the Tundra, said Officer Robert Heims, citing witness accounts.

The impact propelled the Toyota forward and it hit a 2021 Audi Q5 driven by a 27-year-old man, Heims said. The Audi was knocked forward and rear-ended a 2019 Ford F-150 driven by a 57-year old man, Heims said.

The Toyota, Audi and Ford were stopped at a red light when they were struck, police said.

Police said the woman in the Honda was driving under the influence of alcohol. She suffered multiple open fractures to her legs in the crash.

The rear-ended drivers all complained of pain, but it was unclear whether any were taken to a hospital.

The Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating the crash. Anyone with information related to it was asked to call (858) 495-7800 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.


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