Valley Center: Huy Ngoc Pham Killed, Four Injured in Head-On Collision
Posted on Apr 03, 2013
At about 11:45 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 52-year-old Huy Ngoc Pham, of Escondido, was killed and a family of four was injured in a head-on collision in Valley Center. While traveling southbound on Valley Center Road in a 1996 Toyota Camry, Pham swerved into an oncoming lane of traffic near Cole Grade Road and collided with a Chrysler minivan. Emergency responders spent more than an hour extricating Pham from the wreckage. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The 38-year-old male driver of the minivan, his 40-year-old wife, and their 7-year-old twin sons were flown to hospitals to receive treatment for their injuries. According to the California Highway Patrol, crashes occur frequently along this span of Valley Center Road.
“After a collision, the party determined to be at-fault, whether a negligent driver or a city agency that failed to properly maintain the roadway, may be held liable by the victims or their families for expenses associated with their recoveries or losses,” explained California car accident lawyer James Ballidis.
Throughout San Diego County, 126 people were killed and 15,939 were injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. California’s incidence of traffic fatalities increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Huy Ngoc Pham, the motorist who was killed in the head-on collision. We would also like to wish a full recovery to the family who was injured.
www.10news.com originally reported this Valley Center crash.
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