A 59-year-old male pedestrian suffered serious injuries and two marines sustained minor injuries in a chain-reaction car wreck that occurred on November 18, 2011, shortly before noon at North Coast Highway and state Route 76 (SR-76) in Oceanside. According to Oceanside police, a Dodge Durango jumped a curb, struck a pedestrian and crashed into an unoccupied building.
According to the authorities, a Durango was driving behind a Chevrolet Silverado and a Nissan Altima on southbound North Coast Highway when it suddenly rear ended the Silverado, causing a the chain-reaction crash.
The SUV also managed to jump a curb, crashing into the male pedestrian. The pedestrian was immediately airlifted to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to receive medical treatment. Two Marines inside the Altima suffered minor injuries and were treated at the accident scene.
From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious car wreck. If the SUV driver’s negligence caused the accident, then he may be held liable for the injuries suffered and the damages caused.
Meanwhile, the victim’s family members should immediately seek counsel from an experienced San Diego County car accident lawyer who would educate them about their legal rights.
Our personal injury law office hopes that the injuries suffered by the pedestrian do not prove fatal or have long-term effects. We also hope that the marines heal soon.
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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