June 10, 2011 - San Diego, Calif. - In a head-on collision in the San Diego area that occurred on Wednesday, May 18, a motorist suffered serious injuries, SignOnSanDiego.com has reported.
That accident, which involved a Border Patrol car, happened on a rain-slicked Dulzura highway. Within hours, another crash occurred in the same area, causing injuries to a child, according to California Highway Patrol.
In the accident, the agent of the Border Patrol car swerved into traffic on Route 94 around 6:30 a.m. CHP did not release the agent's name. The patrol car hit a Nissan Altima, which was driven by a 43-year-old man from Tecate, Mexico.
California Fire firefighters were called to the scene to free the victim from the wreckage. He suffered serious injuries in the car accident. The agent, a 27-year-old, sustained minor injuries. Both were transported to a hospital.
Route 94 east was shut down for more than 2 hours at Honey Springs Road while authorities investigated the accident.
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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