Fatal San Marcos Crash on South Santa Fe Avenue 

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has ID’d Juan Jose Garcia as the man who was killed on Sunday afternoon in a head-on collision.

Per reports, the crash took place on January 9th at 4:10 p.m. on South Santa Fe Avenue. 

Garcia was driving a Toyota minivan when he collided head-on with a Scion sedan. At this time it is unclear what led to the collision.

Paramedics rushed Garcia to Palomar Medical Center, where he unfortunately died as the result of his injuries. 

There were also four other involved persons who were taken to the same hospital as well as Rady Children’s Hospital with minor injuries. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Juan Garcia. 

Head-on collisions are without a doubt the most dangerous types of crashes. They may only account for 2% of accidents, however they make up 10% of all deadly crashes. 

The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that: 

  • 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
  • They are most common on two-lane highways
  • Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
  • 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality

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