When drivers are on the roads, it’s essential that they’re paying attention. Taking your eyes off the road for just a second could be long enough for you to make a mistake or move into the other lane. That single second could change the course of your life or result in changes to someone else’s.
Take, for example, a case out of Lincoln Park. The crash, which happened at around 9:15 p.m., resulted in two drivers suffering severe injuries.
The crash, which happened near Lincoln High School, involved two people, a 45-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman. The 19-year-old woman was driving a Toyota RAV4 when she was struck by the older man in a Toyota Corolla. He had been traveling in the wrong lane.
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department reported that at least one of the two had been trapped in a flipped vehicle. Both victims suffered serious trauma and were taken to the hospital. So far, it has been reported that the 19-year-old woman suffered a fractured pelvis and broken arm. The man is said to have suffered a concussion and fracture.
In collisions like this one, it’s important to get the full story. Officers are still investigating because a previous hit-and-run collision had taken place that evening (and potentially involved one of the drivers). The police did mention that alcohol and drugs weren’t a factor.
If you are involved in a head-on crash like this, you should know that seeking medical care is an essential first step. After that, you may want to discuss your legal options and decide if you’d like to start a claim.