At around 8 p.m. last Sunday, two people were killed and three injured in an alcohol-related car accident in the Encinitas beach community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. According to investigators, one of the vehicles was traveling east on Manchester Avenue at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and swerved into a westbound vehicle. Authorities arrived to find one of the decedents lying in the road and the other inside one of the vehicles. Paramedics transported two of the injured to nearby hospitals, while the third was airlifted to a hospital, according to a California injury attorney.
Alcohol was a factor in 27 of the 187 traffic accidents resulting in injury or death in Encinitas in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics. Throughout California, fatalities in crashes in which at least one driver or motorcycle operator had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or greater decreased by 7.6 percent from 1,025 in 2008 to 950 in 2009.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the two people who were killed in the car accident in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the three people who were injured.
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