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San Diego: Laura Hall Fatally Injured in 805 Freeway Accident

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At about 6:35 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25th, 65-year-old Laura Hall was seriously injured in an accident on Interstate 805 in San Diego. The crash occurred in the northbound lanes of the freeway near Sorrento Valley Road when a Nissan Altima swerved to avoid a collision with a Honda sedan that had made an illegal lane change and struck the 2003 Toyota Rav4 in which Hall was riding. The impact caused the Toyota to roll several times before it became caught on a concrete divider, which prevented it from falling 30 feet to a construction site below. A forklift was placed beneath the vehicle to stabilize it while firefighters, California Highway Patrol officers, and tow-truck drivers rescued Hall and her family, all of whom were subsequently transported to a nearby hospital. Hall died from her injuries.

“When a motorist’s negligence harms others, he or she may be obligated to compensate for their injury or loss,” explained a California personal injury attorney.

The city of San Diego accounted for 49 of the 163 fatalities and 7,029 of the 16,242 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants throughout the county in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Out of 13 cities with populations of more than 250,000, San Diego ranked 10th, according to a
California Office of Traffic Safety rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.

All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Laura Hall. We would also like to wish a full recovery to those members who were injured in the 805 Freeway Accident.

U-T San Diego originally reported this collision.

Resources for accident victims and their families, including books and articles on the process of pursuing an injury or a wrongful death claim, are available to the public free of charge.

If you would like to request one of these free resources, or to speak with a California personal injury attorney, feel free to call 866-981-5596.

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