Serra Mesa Woman Suffers Injuries In Auto Accident
A woman driver suffered major injuries in a Serra Mesa auto accident on the Interstate 805 after her car veered off the freeway and struck a guardrail. According to a CBS news report, part of the guardrail smashed through the passenger compartment. The car crash occurred near Mesa College Driver shortly after 1 p.m. on March 19, 2009, California Highway Patrol officials said. Emergency crews helped extricate the woman from the damaged sedan and she was taken to an area hospital with major injuries. No other vehicles were apparently involved in this auto accident.
My heart goes out to the woman who was seriously injured in this San Diego County auto accident. I wish her the very best for a quick and complete recovery.
According to CHP’s 2006 traffic accident statistics, there were 84 fatal auto accidents and 6,516 injury auto accidents reported in the city of San Diego. In San Diego County, 268 deaths and 14,641 injuries were reported as a result of San Diego auto accidents during that same period.
In this case, there are many unanswered questions. First of all, there is no information about how the woman lost control of her car. Secondly, there is also the question of whether the guardrail was in a state of disrepair or not properly maintained. If I were a member of the victim’s family, I would want to know whether there was a mechanical malfunction or a product defect that caused her to lose control of her vehicle.
The injured victim or her family would be well-advised to consult with an experienced California auto accident attorney, who will help determine the facts of the case and hold negligent parties accountable. If the crash was caused by a defective auto product, the auto maker could be held liable.
If a dangerous condition on the freeway with regard to the guardrail caused the woman’s critical injuries, then Caltrans or the governmental agency responsible for maintaining the roadway or the guardrail could be held liable. Any claim against a governmental agency in California must be filed with six months of an accident. The vehicle must also be preserved in its current state so it can be thoroughly examined for vehicle product defects, mechanical malfunction and other evidence.