Shortly before 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, a head-on collision in Fallbrook injured four people. While traveling eastbound on State Route 76 in a Toyota Tacoma, 24-year-old Robert Gresham tried to pass a vehicle and collided with a westbound Mercedes E350, the impact causing him and the driver of the Mercedes to sustain major trauma and a passenger in each of the vehicles to sustain moderate injuries. Authorities suspect alcohol was a contributing factor and are investigating the crash.
“When a driver’s violation of traffic safety laws and negligence cause a crash resulting in serious injury, the driver may be held liable for the expense of the victims’ recoveries,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
In San Diego County, 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 crash statistics of counties with populations of a similar size, giving those with the poorest records the highest rankings, with 1st place being the worst. That year, San Diego ranked 38th out of 58 counties for its incidence of fatal and injury accidents.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the four people who were injured in the head-on collision.
U-T San Diego originally reported this Fallbrook crash.
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