On Tuesday December 29 at 12:41 p.m. on Alicante Road south of Tanzanite Drive in Carlsbad, California, two SUV drivers were injured in a head-on crash.
According to the police, a 62-year-old Carlsbad man was hospitalized with serious injuries after he drove a Honda CR-V too fast on northbound Alicante Road and crossed over the center line and crashed into a Dodge Durango in the oncoming lane. The Dodge Durango was driven by a 44-year-old Oceanside man who sustained minor injuries according to Carlsbad Police Department Lt. Christie Calderwood. There can be many reasons for leaving a lane of travel, including inattention or medical emergency. However, in California it is prima facie negligence for a driver to drive off the lane of travel into oncoming traffic. That means the driver must prove that it was due to some reason that is not negligent. Our office knows the ins and outs of vehicle crash claims and the laws concerning medical emergency excuse. We also provide a free initial consultation to injury victims, and a no fee unless we win guarantee.