Two people were injured in a San Diego car accident after a head-on collision on the Interstate 8 near Alpine, the night of February 7, 2010. According to a news report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, the accident occurred west of Route 79, when a 66-year-old woman driving a 1998 Chevy Lumina west on I-8 went off the roadway, through the dirt and grass divide, and into opposing lanes of traffic where she struck two cars.
The woman had to be freed from her vehicle and sustained serious injuries including a broken ankle and internal injuries. A 27-year-old driver in a 2007 Honda Accord, which was struck head-on by the Lumina, was hospitalized with injuries. Another 34-year-old driver of a second vehicle struck by the Lumina was uninjured.
I hope the injured victims have a quick and complete recovery. I also hope no one sustained any catastrophic injuries in this crash. Please keep these injured victims in your prayers.
Car Accidents in San Diego
According to California Highway patrol’s 2007 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), there were 93 deaths and 2,460 injuries involving car accidents in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. In San Diego County as a whole, 268 people died and 14,641 were injured as a result of car accidents during the same year.
Causes and Liability Issues
Based on this news report, there are several questions here. What caused the woman to lose control of her Lumina? The article does not state whether the woman suffered a medical condition, was impaired or fell asleep at the wheel. Was there a vehicle defect or a mechanical malfunction in the Lumina that caused it to go out of control? Was there another vehicle involved in this accident? For instance, was the woman run off the roadway by another vehicle? Speed may have also been a factor here. The news report states that the woman was traveling at about 75 mph on the freeway where the speed limit is 65 mph. I trust officials are looking into these and other factors to determine exactly what occurred here.
In such cases, it would be in the best interests of injured victims to contact an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer, who will analyze all aspects of the accident and determine whether there was any negligence or wrongdoing involved. If the driver of the Lumina is determined to be at fault, she could be held liable for the injuries and damages caused to the driver of the Honda, who was struck head-on by the Chevy.
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