At about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, four people were killed and five others were seriously injured in a head-on collision in northeast San Diego County. The crash, which involved a passenger vehicle and a van, occurred on California State Route 78 between Ramona and Santa Ysabel, the impact claiming the lives of two children and two adults. Emergency responders transported five people to area hospitals to receive treatment for major trauma. Authorities are investigating the accident.
“The formal investigation into a fatal accident may take several weeks,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis, “during which time it may be difficult for the families of the victims to obtain information about the crash.”
Throughout San Diego County, motor vehicle collisions killed or injured 17,889 people in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Statewide, traffic fatalities decreased by 11.9 percent from 3,081 in 2009 to 2,715—the lowest level the government has recorded since it began tracking such information in 1975.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the families of the four people who were killed in the head-on collision yesterday. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the five people who were seriously injured.
The Los Angeles Times originally reported this San Diego accident.
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