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16-year-old girl killed, woman injured in multi-vehicle rollover crash near SeaWorld

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 16-year-old girl was killed, and a woman was injured in a multi-vehicle rollover crash near SeaWorld yesterday afternoon, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened near the intersection of Ingraham Street and Dana Landing Road at about 4:45 p.m., when a 16-year-old driver operating a 2008 Ford Fusion shifted lanes due to slowed traffic.

The Fusion collided with a 2016 Ford Escape, operated by a 26-year-old woman, which then collided with a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by a 23-year-old man.

The Fusion overturned in the crash, leading to the death of a front-seat passenger, a 16-year-old girl, at the scene.

The driver of the Escape sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The collision remains under investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Father and son killed, 19-year-old injured in crash near Poway HS

POWAY, CA – A man and his teenage son were killed while leaving the north parking lot of Poway High School on Friday night, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident occurred in the 15000 block of Espola Road at about 7 p.m., when a Toyota sedan leaving the parking lot was T-boned by a Mercedes sedan.

A 54-year-old father, riding in the Toyota, died at the scene.

His teenage son was taken to the hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 19-year-old male, was taken to the hospital in Escondido for the treatment of non-critical wounds.

The identities of the victims have not yet been released.

Authorities do not believe that intoxicated driving played a role in the crash.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

21-year-old killed, 5 people injured after high-speed pursuit ends in crash in La Presa

LA PRESA, CA – A woman was killed, and two men, two teenagers, and a 15-month-old toddler sustained injuries after the driver of an allegedly stolen vehicle ran a red light in La Presa.

According to the Times of San Diego, the accident occurred near the intersection of Sweetwater Road and Jamacha Road at about 10 p.m. Friday, after Sheriff’s deputies reportedly spotted a stolen vehicle, which was being operated by a 17-year-old driver.

The teen driver sped away from deputies, which began a high-speed pursuit. The teen allegedly ran a red light, then crashed into two vehicles.

The driver then reportedly attempted to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended by authorities a short time later.

A 21-year-old woman in the first vehicle was taken to the hospital with severe wounds. There, she succumbed to her injuries.

Two men and a 15-month-old, all of whom were occupants of the second struck vehicle, were taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. They are expected to recover.

The driver and their 16-year-old passenger were treated for minor injuries.

The passenger was arrested on suspicion of crimes related to a weapon in the allegedly stolen car.

The driver is facing multiple charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle and vehicular manslaughter.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Five children hurt in suspected DUI crash in La Mesa, two suspects arrested

LA MESA, CA – A man and a woman were arrested, and five children were injured in a suspected DUI accident, one that possibly involved a weapon, in La Mesa on Friday night, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The accident happened on Baltimore Avenue at about 10:40 p.m., after a witness said that a driver of a van had been brandishing a gun from his car window.

The driver fled from an officer who had attempted a traffic stop, before finally crashing.

Five children inside the van suffered minor injuries in the accident. The children, who were reportedly not sitting in a proper car seat, were taken to the hospital.

The female driver was taken into police custody on charges of felony child endangerment and suspected DUI.

The man from the original report who was said to have been wielding a gun had fled the van before the collision. A male suspect, however, was soon apprehended by police.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

11-month-old in stroller and father injured after being hit by car in La Jolla

SAN DIEGO, CA – A father and his 11-month-old infant riding in a stroller were injured when they were struck by a car in La Jolla yesterday, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The accident happened near the intersection of La Jolla Mesa Drive and La Jolla Scenic Drive at about 4 p.m. when a driver collided with an 11-month-old as well as the baby’s father, who was pushing the child in a stroller.

The child was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries, while the father received minor wounds in the accident.

The driver was not reported as injured.

Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims or the driver.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Update: Boy was riding scooter when struck on Alpine street

SAN DIEGO, CA – A three-year-old child was riding a scooter without a helmet when he was struck by a car on a neighborhood street in Alpine on Friday.

According to the Times of San Diego, the three-year-old boy rode his scooter out of a private driveway on River Dance Count at 9 a.m. The small child crashed into the front passenger side of the 2010 Mazda 3.

The child suffered moderately severe trauma and was airlifted from the scene to a children’s hospital.

The 54-year-old El Cajon driver will most likely not face charges in connection with the accident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Child pedestrian suffers broken arm, leg in NE San Diego hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 12-year-old girl suffered multiple injuries last night when she was struck by a driver who then fled the scene.

According to ABC 10 News, the accident happened in the Tierra Santa neighborhood, near the intersection of Santo Rd and Tierrasanta Blvd, just after 10:45 p.m. The girl was crossing the street at a crosswalk, albeit one with a red signal, when she was struck by a vehicle headed westbound on Tierrasanta. The driver fled the scene of the collision.

The victim suffered injuries including a broken leg and a broken arm, though she is expected to survive.

Authorities are searching for the driver of the unknown vehicle and are continuing to investigate the accident.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Young boy injured in El Cajon accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – A young child sustained major injuries after being struck by a vehicle on a residential street in El Cajon on Friday morning.

According to CHP, the child was hit by a red Mazda3 in the 2900 block of River Dance Way at about 9:10 a.m.

The boy, whose age was not specified, sustained major injuries from the accident.

Further details have not become available.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

12-year-old girl suffers brain bleed after skateboard crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – A young girl suffered major injuries after crashing into a minivan on her skateboard in the City Heights on Wednesday evening.

The Times of San Diego reported that the 12-year-old was riding her skateboard downhill and eastbound on Estrella Avenue at about 5:30 p.m. She slammed into the rear bumper of a 2011 Toyota Sienna as it drove through the intersection of Estrella and Polk Avenues.

The injured child was transported to Rady Children’s Hospital with a brain bleed and a fractured skull.

An update on her condition has not been made available on Thursday. We will update this story should more information come to light.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Poway teen recovering after horrific trampoline accident

POWAY, CA – A Poway teenager injured in a June 30 trampoline accident is recovering at Rady Children’s Hospital, NBC 7 reports. Fourteen-year-old Drew Merrifield spent two weeks in the facility’s ICU and has now been moved to the ACU as he undergoes rehab treatment.

Cassie Merrifield, Drew’s mother, says the incident occurred shortly after the family had finished dinner. Drew and his older brother Colton went out to the backyard to play on the family’s trampoline. They had only been gone a few minutes when Colton ran back inside and told his parents that Drew was unconscious following a failed trick.

Tim Merrifield called 911 and paramedics rushed Drew to the hospital, where doctors determined that the boy’s neck was broken. Now, nearly three weeks later, the teen is able to walk with the aid of a walker, and while he faces at least another month of rehab, his prognosis has improved. The Merrifields attribute their good fortune to Colton’s quick actions in alerting them to the injury.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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