90-year-old man killed in head-on collision on SR-67 near Ramona
RAMONA, CA (June 8, 2022) – A 90-year-old man was killed Monday when he crashed his Toyota Prius head on into a Volkswagen Jetta according to the San Diego Tribune.
California Highway Patrol officers report that the accident occurred around 4:15 p.m. at the intersection of Mussey Grade Road and State Route 67 near Ramona.
The 90-year-old man attempted to turn left onto the southbound lanes of SR-67, but as soon as he pulled into the intersection he was struck head-on by a 49-year-old woman in a Volkswagen Jetta heading northbound on SR-67.
The elderly man’s Toyota was pushed and struck by another vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man in a Hyundai Elantra heading southbound on SR-67.
Despite emergency response’s efforts performing CPR, the 90-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Authorities believe that alcohol was a factor in this accident, although details on which of the drivers were affected is still unknown.
The decedent’s name is currently being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
Liability In Ramona DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Ramona DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the 90-year-old man killed in this tragic accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Ramona? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.