The California Highway Patrol reported that a head-on collision that occurred on Dec. 8 in northern San Diego County seriously injured both drivers. According to reports, the accident happened on Route 76 around 6:50 a.m. near the highway's intersection with Gird Road.
Patrolmen indicated that a 54-year-old Murrieta woman drifted from her westbound lane into the eastbound lane of the highway. Upon doing so, her 1986 Ford Ranger reportedly collided head-on into a 64-year-old Dana Port man's 2001 Nissan Frontier.
Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles by emergency personnel. The woman reportedly suffered facial fractures, and the man suffered from broken legs in the accident. Both were transported by paramedics to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of their serious personal injuries. Officers are still investigating the cause of the accident, but stated it does not appear that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident's cause. The wreck resulted in the highway's closure for approximately 20 minutes.
When people are seriously injured in car accidents, they may be able to seek damages from the other drivers if their negligence was the cause. People may seek such recovery through filing personal injury lawsuits.
Seriously injured people often face significant current and ongoing expenses related to their injuries, and they may be able to receive compensation for their losses. Damages that may be available are dependent on the circumstances of each individual case. People may be able to recover money for issues such as property losses, pain and suffering, medical expenses, the costs of any ongoing treatment, rehabilitation expenses and income lost from work. Those who suffer serious personal injuries in accidents due to the actions of another driver may wish to seek consultation with a personal injury attorney.
Source: Fox 5 San Diego , "Head on collision shuts down SR-76", December 08, 2014