At about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, three teens were seriously injured in a crash in Clairemont. While traveling eastbound on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, an 18-year-old driver lost control of a vehicle carrying three other teenagers and collided with another car, the impact causing three occupants in the first vehicle to suffer major trauma. The driver of the second vehicle sustained minor injuries. Emergency responders transported all four victims to the hospital.
“After a motor vehicle collision, those who were injured may hold the negligent driver responsible for the cost of their recoveries,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.”
The California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current records indicate that 17,889 people were killed or injured in motor vehicle collisions in San Diego County in 2010. Drivers under the age of 21 were involved in 164 of the crashes that resulted in injury or death in the county that year. Studies have shown that a teen driver’s risk of crashing can increase with the number of teenage passengers in the vehicle.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the three teens who were seriously injured in the accident. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the other motorist who was hurt.
www.cbs8.com originally reported this Clairemont collision.
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