At about 2:40 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, two children were injured in a car accident in Valley Center. According to the California Highway Patrol, the unlicensed driver of a BMW ran a red light at the intersection of Valley Center Road and Cole Grade Road, colliding with a Jeep SUV. Although the boys, aged 3 and 4, were sitting in child safety seats in the rear of the BMW, they were not properly restrained and sustained head trauma. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment, as well as an occupant of the Jeep who was also injured. The BMW driver was ticketed for failing to observe a traffic signal and driving without a license, explains a California personal injury lawyer.
Throughout San Diego County, a total of 18,414 people were injured or killed in traffic accidents in 2009, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety’s most current accident statistics. Statewide, traffic fatalities decreased by 10.3 percent from 3,434 in 2008 to 3,081 in 2009. In 2010, child safety seat usage reached a record high of 95 percent in California, compared to 90.9 percent the previous year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to the two children who were injured in the car accident in Valley Center last Sunday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the occupant of the Jeep who suffered injuries.
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