A 28-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent and a 43-year-old man from Tecate‚ Mexico suffered serious injuries in a head-on traffic collision that occurred on May 18‚ 2011‚ around 6:30 a.m. near Otay Lakes Road in the Dulzara area of East San Diego County. According to the responding California Highway Patrol Officers‚ the federal officer lost control of the government vehicle and slid on the rain-slick roads of State Route 94 (SR-94).
CHP Officer Brian Pennings reported that the patrol car crashed head-on into a Nissan‚ leaving both the drivers injured. Both were immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment by the responding paramedics. The driver of the Nissan suffered more trauma than the patrolman‚ including broken bones.
From the available information‚ it is unclear what lead the officer to lose control of the patrol car on the damp roads. A further investigation into the patrolman’s driving history and attentiveness of the driver during the incident would reveal whether there was negligence on the part of the patrolman.
Whatever was the cause‚ the Nissan driver appears to be the innocent party. Therefore‚ this entitles him for compensation to cover medical expenses. Apart from the visible damages‚ the victim’s injuries will likely lead to loss of wages‚ loss of physical ability and the trauma suffered. The victims’ families should consult with an experienced East San Diego County traffic accident attorney who can investigate how the accident occurred.
Our personal injury law office sincerely hopes that the injuries suffered by the victims do not prove fatal and heal soon.
Ross Jurewitz represents people injured in car accidents in East San Diego County and is the managing lawyerof the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California personal injury law firm dedicated to representing people injured or killed in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been killed or injured in a car accident in East San Diego County‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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