San Diego County Minivan Accident Injures Two
Robert Johnson, 62, and his wife, Margaret, 57, were reported to have suffered critical injuries in a Southern California car accident after their Dodge Caravan minivan went off the road and into the San Diego Bay the night of April 6, 2009, 10news reports. The couple was not breathing when they were pulled from the minivan, San Diego Harbor Police officials said.
Emergency personnel performed CPR on the injured victims before they were taken to an area hospital. They are both still in critical condition. Officials say the van was traveling on a road that forms a T and went straight ahead in the water instead of turning left or right. Harbor police are trying to determine why the van did not turn.
Please keep Robert and Margaret Johnson in your prayers. I wish them the very best and hope they will make a quick and complete recovery. Given the amount of time both victims were in the water, I hope they have not sustained any catastrophic injuries.
There are many questions that arise in this San Diego car accident. But the big question here is why the driver did not make a turn at the T junction. Apparently she lost control of the minivan, which then plunged into the bay. I trust accident investigators are looking into whether there was a steering defect or any other type of mechanical malfunction or product defect that caused this accident.
If an car accident is caused by a defective car product, victims may be entitled to file a claim for compensation against the car manufacturer or the maker of the defective product. Such compensation could cover medical expenses, cost of future treatment, loss of earnings and related costs. If investigators determine that this San Diego Bay car crash was caused by a defective auto, the injured victims and their families would be well-advised to contact a reputed California car product defect attorney. A skilled Southern California personal injury attorney will be able to help the victims file a product liability claim against the auto maker and recover the compensation they rightfully deserve.
Our source for this blog is a news report in 10news.