An 18-year-old woman identified as Ana A. was killed after a deadly wrong-way collision in Lake Elsinore on Saturday morning, October 23.
The accident happened in the area of Railroad Canyon Road in Lake Elsinore at approximately 10:00 a.m.
The 18-year-old woman headed westbound on Railroad Canyon when she crossed over the median for unclear reasons and veered into the opposite lanes. She then collided with an oncoming eastbound vehicle.
The 18-year-old driver sustained life-threatening injuries in the mishap. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the other driver sustained moderate injuries and was immediately taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The case is currently under further investigation. Anyone that can give more information about the accident is urged to contact the Lake Elsinore Sheriffs Station at 951-245-3300.
Wrong-Way Collision Statistics
Traffic collisions often occur on California’s highways, sometimes leading to severe injury or death. Most of the time, these car accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Traffic fatalities and injuries in the United States have increased considerably over time. An estimated 30,000 people are killed in car accidents each year, including drivers and passengers.
According to the most recent data study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, wrong-way driving crashes on divided highways resulted in 2,008 deaths between 2015 and 2018, resulting in 500 deaths per year on average. On average, 34% more people died between 2010 and 2014 than in 2010. Many factors contribute to these collisions, including distracted driving, alcohol usage, and driver exhaustion. Intoxicated motorists cause a staggering 69% of all wrong-way crashes.
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Following a deadly head-on collision, surviving family members have the right to sue the negligent motorist for wrongful death. The survivors of wrongful death litigation sue the person responsible for the untimely death and the financial losses they inflicted. Although no amount of money can replace a loved one, the deceased’s immediate family members can file a wrongful death claim to help cover outstanding medical bills.
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