Five-Car Crash Sends Two to Hospital

  • Apr 22 2015
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

five-car crash national cityA five-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 sent two drivers to the hospital with injuries, according to recent reports. The five-car crash occurred near Mile of Cars Way in National City, shutting the freeway down completely for some time while rescue crews worked to remove the victims and clean up the scene. The two injured drivers were taken to UC San Diego Medical Center. There is no word on their present condition. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the accident.


How Likely Am I To Be Injured In A Car Accident?

The chances of being involved in a car accident and suffering some form of injury are relatively high. A recent report estimated that most drivers will be involved in some type of car accident by time they are 34, and the average driver can expect a crash every 18 years on average. The good news is that only half of all car accidents result in any type of injury and only about three out of every 1,000 crashes involve a fatality.


However, that means that the chances are that at some point in your life you will be involved in a crash that includes at least minor injuries. There are some things you can do to significantly lower your chances of being seriously injured, including:


  • Avoid DUIs. Driving while drunk or impaired due to drugs will significantly increase both your chances of having a wreck and your chances of being seriously injured.
  • Do not drive between midnight at 3:00 a.m. If possible, avoid being on the road during these hours, especially on the weekends. This is when most fatal DUI crashes occur.
  • Stay focused. Of the nearly 31,000 fatal crashes each year, almost 1,000 are caused by drivers using cell phones and 5,500 are caused by driver distraction of some type.
  • Avoid speeding. About one-third of all fatal crashes are attributed to speeding, making it the greatest single factor in fatal crashes other than alcohol and drugs.
  • Beware on congested roads. More than 75 percent of all crashes occur on roadways with a posted speed limit of less than 55 miles per hour. Crashes are most likely to occur at intersections. However, although crashes on interstates and high-speed highways are rarer than those on surface roads, they are more often deadly.


Even if you are very careful, however, you can still be the victim of someone else’s negligence. If you are injured in a car accident, contact Dan Gilleon in San Diego immediately for a free consultation.

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