One Killed, Two Injured in a North County Head-On Collision

Posted By The McClellan law Firm || Oct 28, 2015

This past Saturday, a woman was killed in a head-on collision that took place on Old Highway 395 in North County. Two men suffered severe injuries in the accident and were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The incident occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. A 45-year-old man driving a 1992 Nissan began to drift into the other lane, crossing over the double yellow line. The vehicle crashed head-on into a 2005 Volvo station wagon. The 68-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger in the station wagon died from her injuries at the scene of the vehicle accident.

The driver of the Volvo, who was the woman’s husband, was taken to Palomar hospital with non-life threatening injuries for treatment and care. The driver of the Nissan, who had drifted into the other lane, was airlifted to Palomar Hospital with much more serious injuries.

What Was the Cause of the Accident?

As of now, authorities are unsure what the specific reason was for the driver’s behavior. They suspect that the man may have been intoxicated or impaired, but have yet to confirm these suspicions. Officials have begun to ask witnesses who may have seen events leading up to the crash or the crash itself to step forward and provide them with any information they have. 

Dangers of Distracted & Drunk Driving

Even if the driver who caused the head-on collision wasn’t impaired, his driving indicates that he was likely distracted in some way. Unfortunately, distracted driving can often be just as deadly as drunk driving. DUI is still one of the leading causes of vehicle fatalities, with 10,076 fatalities occurring in 2013 alone. This accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S. In comparison, distracted driving accidents led to 3,154 deaths and 424,000 injuries in the same year.

Blog Home

Testimonials

  • “We will NEVER forget what you did for us Craig. We are FOREVER GRATEFUL.”

    - K.V.

  • “We do not quite know how to verbalize or show how grateful we are to have had the distinct honor to have you represent us at truly the most critical time in our lives.”

    - S.C.

  • “Immediately after our interview we knew without question that no matter how steep the mountain, win or lose, we had found the right person—Craig McClellan, Esq.—[…] We felt a profound sense of peacefulness whenever we came into the office, and we knew that you were protecting our interests at all time.”

    - G.P.

  • “Your appearance on the nation-wide broadcast of ‘60 Minutes’ was a public service in which all San Diego has reason to take great pride. To integrity—you have added public service and again elevated my opinion of the legal profession.”

    - Juror

  • “I just wanted to thank you for your efforts on [Pam’s] behalf, your skills, and your heart. You are not just a lawyer in what you do, you are a master of your profession. And I hope you are passing your mastery to others who may stand in on behalf of the weak or the helpless. It is an honorable effort and a world of mercy. I saw the extreme and extended dedication you put forth yield the best possible results on [Pam’s] behalf.”

    - Juror

View More

Our Awards & Accolades