Ramona, CA (September 22, 2022) – On Monday morning, September 19, a serious rollover accident was reported in Ramona that tragically killed one person.
According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred around 3:40 p.m. at the intersection of State Route 67 and Mussey Grade Road. A woman was driving a Dodge pickup westbound on Mussey Grade Road. The pickup stopped to turn left onto State Route 67, and as she turned left onto the highway, she was broadsided by a Toyota sedan. The force of the impact caused the truck to overturn and roll before landing on its roof. As a result of the crash, both of the vehicles were severely damaged.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and worked to tend to the injured. The woman driving the pickup truck was taken by ambulance to the hospital. Sadly, she suffered very serious injuries and later died at the hospital. She was identified as a Romana resident, but her name has not been released, pending notification of her next of kin. The driver of the Toyota sedan, an 83-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries and was also transported to the hospital for treatment.
The accident closed the area for many hours as crews tended to the victims, conducted their investigation, and cleared the accident. The northbound lane of SR-67 was closed between Archie Moore and Dye Roads, causing traffic backups for many miles.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
The roads and highways of Southern California are some of the busiest and most dangerous in the country. In California, greater than 3,500 people die in traffic accidents each year. Unfortunately, traffic-related fatalities have increased steadily over the years. Reports indicate that in 2022 more than 1,000 people have died in fatal traffic accidents in the first three months alone.
Reckless driving is the number one cause of accidents in California. Reckless driving includes distracted driving, texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. Research indicates that more than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving. Vehicles can cause much damage. As such, every driver owes a duty of care to the other drivers that they will operate their vehicle safely and responsibly. Failing to do so opens up the reckless driver to liability for any injuries or harm they caused by their failure to act responsibly.
Losing a loved one is never an easy thing to deal with and is an overwhelming and emotional experience. Unfortunately, many necessary matters need to be handled in the days and weeks following an accident. Legal matters are the last thing anyone wants to think about when grieving, but these things need to be addressed promptly in order to not miss deadlines imposed by insurance companies. When someone you love is killed by another person’s actions you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help you handle these important matters.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Ramona wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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