A 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.
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:
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.