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For senior citizens, personal injury is a strain on body and mind, and our San Diego car accident lawyers know that auto accident injuries for the elderly are often fatal.

The San Diego News Network has reported that a Point Loma auto accident has caused the death of an elderly San Diego resident. Arnold was 87-years-old at the time of his passing.

Point Loma Auto Accident Takes Life Of 87-Year-Old San Diego Man

The auto accident was reported to have happened around 8:15 a.m. at Nimitz Boulevard and Centraloma Drive in Point Loma. The man sustained catastrophic injuries during the crash.  At his age, any injury has the potential to be fatal.  This proved true when he died five hours later at a nearby hospital.

There are many who raise questions about whether or not drivers past a certain age should still be allowed on the road, saying everything from dementia causing driver distractions to senior drivers ability to distinguish between the accelerator and brake pedals.  These questions, as our San Diego car accident lawyers know, are not easily answered.

Senior drivers have the same rights as motorists of any other age and they cannot simply be taken away.  However, when lives are at stake and wrongful deaths at the root of the debate, perhaps it is time to examine a way to properly educate drivers who are currently in the twilight of their years.

Every one can use a refresher course in driver safety, whether you are 17 years-old or 71-years-old.

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident, then we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible at 1-800-655-6585 or please click here for a FREE consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer in San Diego.  We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe nothing until we recover money on your behalf.

Michael Pines, APCAbout

Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who specializes in car accident injury. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes on how insurance companies work and how they decided to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael's inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents.

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