Vista Crash Results in Fatality

  • Apr 17 2015
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

fatal vista crashA Carlsbad man was killed in a vista crash when his truck overturned as the result of a collision, according to reports. Sean Seward, 26, was driving east on Taylor Street in Vista in a Toyota Tundra when he collided with a Honda CRV headed south on East Vista Way. The truck overturned and Seward, who was not wearing a safety restraint, was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.   A passenger in the truck also suffered minor injuries, while the occupants of the Honda were treated for undisclosed injuries.

A preliminary investigation led authorities to believe that Seward may have been responsible for the crash due to failure to yield at a stop sign.

Intersection Crash Statistics

By far the majority of two-car crashes occur at intersections. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 40 percent of all car crashes occur at intersections.

Distracted driving, unclear signage and speed can all contribute to intersection crashes. The most common causes of intersection crashes, according to data compiled by the NHTSA, are:

  • Vehicle turning left, 22.2 percent of all crashes. Left turns frequent lead to crashes as left turns require both drivers to be aware and for one of the drivers to yield the right of way.
  • Vehicle crossing over, 12.6 percent of all crashes. Vehicles going straight accounted for nearly 13 percent of all car accidents. In many cases, one driver failed to yield to a stop sign or traffic signal.
  • Vehicle turning right, 1.2 percent of all crashes. Right turns account for a very small percentage of intersection crashes, probably due to the fact that right turns can be made, at most intersections, immediately after a stop if the driver yields to oncoming traffic.

Intersection crashes can result in serious injuries or death for drivers and passengers. Victims of these accidents may be able to recover compensation from the responsible driver through a personal injury lawsuit.

Daniel M. Gilleon is an attorney in San Diego who has been successfully representing the victims of car crashes for many years. Dan Gilleon has helped victims recover payment for their injuries including medical costs, lost wages due to the inability to work, long-term therapy costs and payment for permanent disabilities as well as pain and suffering.

If you have been involved in a car accident, call Dan Gilleon today for a free consultation about your case.

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