SR-67 Collision Results in Major Injuries
Two vehicles collided as the result of a wrong-way driver in Lakeside on Sunday night, August 7th.
It was just before 11:30 p.m. when a Toyota 4Runner crashed with a Toyota Highlander.
According to CHP, the 4Runner made a U-turn at the intersection of SR-67 and Mapleview Street.
It was traveling south within the northbound lanes and collided with a Toyota Highlander as a result.
Both the driver of the Highlander, a 23-year-old, and the passenger, a 29-year-old, suffered minor to moderate injuries.
They were transported to Sharp Memorial for treatment.
Additionally, an 18-year-old passenger of the Highlander sustained major injuries and was treated at Scripps Mercy Hospital.
The driver of the 4Runner, a man, 51, was also treated at Sharp Memorial. It was also discovered that he was under the influence at the time of the accident.
Authorities booked the man into the San Diego County Jail.
The accident remains under investigation.
Although crashes involving wrong-way driving account for only 3% of motor vehicle accidents, they usually have a higher fatality rate as they are often head-on collisions. A study in Virginia concluded that those accidents which include wrong-way driving are twenty-seven times more likely to end in a fatality compared to other types of accidents.
If your injuries are caused by the negligence of a third party you may be entitled to compensation.
If you or a loved one need legal help following an accident, contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111.