Santee: Wrong-Way Driver Struck, Killed Jayme Alan Midlam
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
Shortly before 1 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, a wrong-way driver struck and killed Jayme Alan Midlam in Santee. While traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of State Route 52 in a Chevy 2500 pickup truck, 23-year-old April Thompson, of National City, crashed into the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle Midlam was driving, killing him on impact. Thompson sustained moderate trauma and was hospitalized. She was subsequently arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
“Drivers who harm others while breaking the law face criminal charges from the state and civil actions from the victims,” explained California car accident attorney James Ballidis, “including fines and imprisonment and injury or wrongful death claims.”
Santee accounted for 2 of the 126 fatalities and 186 of the 15,939 injuries suffered by motor vehicle occupants in crashes that occurred in San Diego County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Alcohol was a contributing factor to 68 of the fatal and 1,534 of the injury collisions that occurred in the county that year.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Jayme Alan Midlam, the motorist who was killed in the collision with the wrong-way driver.
www.10news.com originally reported this Santee crash.
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