Four people, including two children, died and five others were injured in a tragic car accident in Santa Ysabel on August 28, according to Fox News 5 in San Diego. The driver, identified only as a 33-year-old woman, was driving a Honda Odyssey with a 67-year-old female passenger and 6 children in the back.
The van, heading west on Route 78, collided head-on with a 2010 Pontiac Vibe traveling in the opposite direction, driven by an unidentified male. The six children in the back of the van were ages 3 to 13, according to the California Highway Patrol. Both of the drivers died, as well as two of the children in the van, an 8-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl. One of the other children sustained life-threatening injuries. The 67-year-old passenger, the owner of the van, was taken to the hospital with major injuries.
There were 2,715 traffic fatalities in California in 2010—1,589 of those killed were passengers. California is one of the most dangerous states in the country for fatal accidents, with the majority of them occurring in the urban areas. Please visit our website for more information, and contact our office for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident.
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