Due to significant population growth, major cities in the state of California have become notorious for crowded and congested roadways. These days, motorists are also forced to deal with greater numbers of distracted, impaired or reckless drivers. Coincidentally, serious and fatal car accidents are happening more and more across the state. A recent four-vehicle crash in San Diego killed one man and left two people with serious injuries.
The accident happened during the afternoon hours at the intersection of Genessee Avenue and Marlesta Drive. According to reports, a white car was was traveling south on Genessee when the driver crossed the center line and slammed into an oncoming sedan. The violent impact pushed the sedan into a northbound SUV, which was then forced into a guardrail, reports said. Footage from the scene showed another vehicle with damage to the rear.
Tragically, authorities said the driver of the sedan was sandwiched between the two vehicles and died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the white car suffered multiple broken bones and abrasions and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Reportedly, the driver of the SUV was also seriously injured in the crash. Police said neither drugs nor alcohol were factors in the crash.
Operating a motor vehicle requires full attention and constant focus at all times. When drivers lose focus and neglect to pay attention to their surroundings, car accidents become inevitable. Those in California who suffer injuries or losses in accidents due to negligence may be able to take legal action. A successful lawsuit could provide much-needed compensation for victims and families to help with medical expenses and other financial losses.