2 suspected DUI drivers crash into trees an hour apart in Chula Vista


CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Two drivers suspected of driving under the influence were taken to area hospitals with injuries early Sunday after crashing into trees in two separate accidents in Chula Vista, authorities said.

The first incident happened around 1 a.m. in the 200 block of 4th Avenue. The driver of the car was traveling southbound on 4th Avenue when he hit a large palm tree in the center divider.

The man suffered head injuries and had to be extricated, according to Chula Vista police. He was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries.

The second incident happened around 2 a.m. on Pepper Tree Lane. The driver was traveling eastbound when she lost control of her SUV, went into oncoming traffic and hit a tree.

According to Chula Vista Fire Department, the woman had to be extricated and taken to a hospital with what seemed like major injuries.

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