Several people were injured in a San Diego car accident that involved a head-on collision between two vehicles. According to a 10News report, the serious injury car accident occurred on Otay Lakes Road near Chula Vista the morning of December 5, 2010. Police report that multiple people were hurt and some sustained major injuries. It is unclear from the report how the accident occurred.
My thoughts and prayers are with the many people injured in this San Diego car accident. I wish everyone involved a complete and speedy recovery from their injuries.
San Diego Car Accident Statistics
According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), 14 people were killed and 749 were injured in Chula Vista car accidents. During the same year, 246 fatalities and 13,527 injuries were reported as a result of San Diego County car accidents.
What Caused This Head-On Collision?
Investigators will have to determine which driver veered into oncoming traffic and what may have led to the accident. According to California Vehicle Code Section 21651 (a): “Whenever a highway has been divided into two or more roadways by means of intermittent barriers or by means of a dividing section of not less than two feet in width, either unpaved or delineated by curbs, double-parallel lines, or other markings on the roadway, it is unlawful…to drive any vehicle over, upon, or across the dividing section.” In this particular case I trust officials are also looking into whether alcohol, speed, distraction or reckless driving were factors.
The at-fault driver here can be held liable for injuries and damages. If negligence or wrongdoing was involved, not only can the at-fault driver face criminal charges, but he or she could also be held financially responsible for the injuries, damages and losses. In such cases, injured victims would be well-advised to contact an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer, who will analyze all facets of the incident and ensure that the negligent parties are held liable for their actions. The best personal injury law firms will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families.
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