Four people, including one active duty service member recently suffered fatal injuries in San Diego crashes over the past weekend. Alcohol is suspected in three out of the four crashes. The first accident happened around 7.00pm in Ramona when one three-vehicle crash trapped a victim and blocked north and south bound lanes of state Route 67. Unfortunately, the news is often filled with the details of the deadly aftermath from San Diego car crashes, and this summer has been no exception.
A Chevrolet pickup truck was heading northbound when it veered into the southbound lane and hit the rear quarter panel of a Buick Sedan in addition to striking a Mini Cooper head on. That Mini Cooper vehicle caught fire and by the time emergency crews were able to help on the scene, they were unable to remove the victim from the vehicle as a result of the flames and that individual died at the scene of the accident. Unfortunately, San Diego car crashes like this tell the story of just how devastating a driving under the influence accident can be.
If you or someone you know has already been injured in an accident where someone else’s drinking and driving behavior contributed to negligence behind the wheel, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation. One of the most important things you can do in this particular case is to get medical attention for your injuries.
Many of the most severe injuries get ignored or overlooked because the symptoms do not appear until hours or days after the accident. Head injuries, for example, may be difficult to identify. Car accident victims may associate head injuries with general pain from the accident, but left unchecked, a head issue like a traumatic brain injury can develop into a serious problem. That’s why it’s better for anyone involved in San Diego car crashes to get checked out by a medical professional just in case.