8 injured in 2-vehicle accident in San Carlos
Tuesday evening, 8 people were injured in a 2-vehicle accident in San Carlos. The accident occurred at 8:40 p.m. near the intersection of Jackson Drive and Lake Badin Avenue.
A father and his 3 children were traveling in a SUV on Lake Badin, when they turned onto Jackson Drive and were struck by a vehicle traveling northbound on Jackson. The SUV rolled over after it was hit. The vehicle that hit the family’s SUV was carrying 5 teenagers, and, after hitting the SUV, swerved into the road’s northbound and southbound lanes before driving into a home’s front yard.
3 members of the family were trapped inside the SUV, and a 1-year old was ejected from the vehicle and trapped underneath it. A witness to the accident asked people nearby to help lift the SUV and pull the baby out.
Emergency crews helped the other 3 victims out of their vehicle. The 1-year old and the 2 other children, ages 3- and 7-years old, were all taken to Rady Children’s Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The father’s arm was injured and he may need surgery.
4 of the 5 teenagers in the vehicle that caused the accident suffered moderate injuries. Investigator are trying to determine the cause of the accident, and whether or not alcohol was a factor.
If you or someone you know was injured in an auto accident, contact the San Diego auto accident lawyers of Ritter & Associates at 619-296-0123 to discuss your situation with one of our experienced and compassionate injury attorneys.