An accident at an intersection in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego led to injuries to several people, two of whom were trapped in their heavily damaged vehicles while they waited for responders to free them from the wreckage.
The accident happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. December 16 in the 5000 block of Genessee Avenue. A driver who was heading south reportedly failed to stop at a light on Appleton Street, despite there being a line of stationary vehicles in front of him, according to officials from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. As a result, he caused a series of collisions involving a total of seven vehicles, including a few SUVs, a truck and three sedans.
Emergency crews worked for more than a half-hour to free a man and woman who were trapped in their own separate vehicles. They were then transported to a hospital to be treated for major trauma, while other victims in the auto accident were taken to the hospital to be treated for less severe injuries.
Taking action after a serious car accident
When drivers fail to obey the rules of the road, such as not properly stopping at a clearly marked intersection, they may cause serious crashes like this recent event in San Diego. If the driver in this case is indeed found to have been negligent, he could be responsible for providing compensation to the injury victims to help cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other damages they have suffered as a result.
The victims and their families may choose to seek monetary compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company or from the driver himself, likely through a personal injury lawsuit.
If you have been injured in a San Diego car accident due to someone else’s negligence, reach out to the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire as soon as possible.