Car Crash in Clairemont Kills Man, Injures Passenger

Posted on Jun 14, 2011

June 10, 2011 - San Diego, Calif. - A 25-year-old man was thrown from his car and killed when he lost control of the speeding vehicle in a car crash in Clairemont on the night of Friday, May 20, according to San Diego police.

The news website,, reported that the man, who had not been identified, was westbound in Balboa Avenue's 4300 block. He lost control at a curve and his vehicle flipped.

Police said he had not been wearing a seat belt, and that alcohol contributed to the accident, which occurred sometime before 11:30 p.m. A passenger in the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

If you have suffered serious injuries in a traffic accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you should discuss your legal rights with a San Diego accident lawyer. You might be able to file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 3,081 traffic fatalities in California in 2009.

Occasionally, our firm will publish news stories about serious or fatal accidents in our coverage area in order to raise awareness about the types of crashes that can occur in San Diego and elsewhere in our region.

Some of the most common types of motor vehicle accidents include:

  • single-vehicle crashes;
  • crashes involving speeding;
  • crashes involving large trucks; and
  • rollover accidents. 

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