At about 2 a.m. on Friday, June 29th, two women were injured in a hit-and-run crash in Fallbrook. The collision between the PT Cruiser and Escalade occurred on Camino Del Rey near San Luis Rey Downs Country Club. Igniting into flames from the impact, the SUV caused a small brush fire near the road before fleeing the seen of the accident. Two female occupants in the Cruiser were transported to the hospital to receive treatment for their injuries. The CHP is investigating the incident.
“Under California law, drivers are obligated to remain at the scene of an accident resulting in injury to a person,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis. “Violators of Vehicle Code Section 20001 face fines and/or imprisonment.”
In 2010, there were a total of 17,889 fatal and injury collisions in San Diego County, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Hit-and-run was a factor in 1,008 of these crashes. The OTS ranked San Diego 38th out of 58 counties for traffic safety that year in a rating system in which 1st place is considered the worst.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two women who were injured in the collision this morning.
U-T San Diego originally reported this Fallbrook crash.
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