Head-On Crash Leaves Woman Dead on Lilac Road
78-year-old Mary Plount died following a traffic accident in Valley Center on Tuesday.
According to reports, the crash took place at 5:50 a.m. on March 15th.
A Lexus ES 350, driven by a 62-year-old man, was traveling east when it veered into the westbound lanes.
As a result, the Lexus collided head-on with a Chevrolet Bolt driven by a 72-year-old man.
The front-seat passenger in the Chevy, ID’d as Mary Plount, was rushed to Palomar Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
Plount sadly died due to major blunt force trauma moments later.
Both drivers also suffered serious injuries and were treated at the hospital.
Any witnesses are urged to contact the CHP’s Oceanside office at (760) 643-3400.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mary Plount.
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
It is also important to remember that in the state of California a person involved in a car accident who has sustained injuries has to file a claim within two years of the accident.
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.