At about 7:45 a.m. on Friday, October 5, two people were seriously injured in a car accident in the San Diego community of Fairbanks Ranch. While traveling westbound at a high rate of speed on San Dieguito Road, a 68-year-old man from Rancho Santa Fe lost control of his 2007 Toyota Camry, spinning into the opposing lane of traffic and colliding with a 2003 Toyota Rav4. The 64-year-old female driver of the Rav4 and the man suffered major trauma and were transported, one of them by helicopter, to area hospitals. Authorities are investigating the crash.
“Motor vehicle occupants who are seriously injured in a collision may seek compensation from the negligent driver for expenses associated with their recoveries through the personal injury claims process,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout San Diego County, car crashes claimed the lives of 126 people and injured another 15,939 in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. The California Office of Traffic Safety compares the incidence of fatal and injury collisions in counties with similarly sized populations, ranking those with the poorest records the highest; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. San Diego ranked 38th out of 58 counties in 2010.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two people who were seriously injured in the car accident in Fairbanks Ranch.
U-T San Diego originally reported this crash.
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