Date: August 6‚ 2009
Location: 1200 block of 11th Street‚ Imperial Beach‚ California
Type: Rollover car accident
Outcome: Driver killed
John Kirk Colgan‚ Jr. was killed on August 6 around 10:00 p.m. when his Toyota pickup truck struck several parked cars and overturned after it blew a tire. Mr. Colgan was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from his vehicle during the car crash. Although the cause of the car crash is under investigation‚ outside factors are likely at play‚ such as alcohol‚ cellular phone usage‚ or texting which would have distracted Mr. Colgan or affected his ability to drive his truck.
He is survived by his wife and son‚ both of whom live in Imperial Beach. Our prayers go out to them.
Unfortunately‚ this is another tragic example why we must always wear seat belts when riding in a vehicle. While there is no way to know for sure‚ the survival rates for people involved in car accidents increase tremendously when seat belts are used.
Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.
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