Several accidents have occurred within the last few days in and around the city of San Diego so drivers are encouraged to drive with added caution and avoid speeding to help prevent another incident from occurring.
It was Thursday evening around 9:15 p.m. when a woman traveling in an Infiniti at a high rate of speed crashed into a parked car near 41stStreet and University Avenue [Source: Fox 5]. The incident happened right in front of a Jack-in-the-Box fast food establishment. The vehicle she collided with was pushed onto the sidewalk and the woman’s Infiniti flipped onto its side. A driver coming out of the drive-thru then collided into the Infiniti, leaving the woman trapped inside her vehicle.
When a San Diego Fire Rescue crew arrived on the scene, they had to pull the roof of the Infiniti off in order to get her out of the vehicle. Emergency medical personnel then transported the woman to a local hospital, although the extent of her injuries was unknown.
Driver Traveling with Three Others Rear-Ends Vehicle on I-8, Flees on Foot, and Leaves Behind His Vehicle and Passengers
Another accident occurred in Mission Valley, approximately eight minutes away from San Diego that resulted in one man’s death and his friend being arrested. CBS 8 said a 2001 Toyota Avalon with four male occupants was heading westbound on I-8 at an increased rate of speed around 1:30 p.m. when it crashed into the back of a 2017 Toyota Prius. The Avalon then veered into the center median, struck several trees, and re-entered the freeway, skidding across the road until it came to a stop. The 20-year-old driver from San Diego proceeded to get out of the vehicle and run, leaving the three men who had been traveling with him behind. Officials were able to track him down near Mission Gorge Road and then took him into custody.
One of the men who was a passenger in the Avalon was killed and another was transported to Scripps Mercy Hospital with major trauma. The third passenger sustained minor injuries and was treated at the accident scene while the driver also suffered minor injuries as well. The 38-year-old woman who had been operating the Prius was left uninjured.
Shocking Speeding Facts That Will Have You Thinking Twice the Next Time You Feel the Urge to Speed
While this accident should be enough to deter you away from wanting to speed, below are a few other facts that serve as a reminder as to why drives should refrain from engaging in this reckless behavior.
- California had the most speeding-related fatalities in 2014. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 991 people died in accidents caused by speeding.
- In 2008, 37,261 people were killed in speed-related collisions [Source: Pulse Projects].
- Approximately 41 million speeding tickets are issued it the U.S. each year [Source: Credit Donkey].
- A study revealed that speeding was the main factor in causing 112,580 deaths in traffic accidents that occurred between 2005 to 2014.
If the accident you were involved in was caused by a speeding driver, let a San Diego car accident lawyer help you recover the compensation you deserve.
While we can’t stop all drivers from speeding, we can take legal action against those who cause accidents. Therefore, if you were injured in a car accident caused by a driver who was speeding, let a car accident lawyer in San Diego help you recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and property damage you sustained. If you are ready to speak with a reputable car crash attorney who is qualified and has nearly three decades worth of experience, contact The Law Offices of Bruce S. Meth at 619-691-8942 and receive a free consultation.
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