[04-27-2024] San Diego County, CA – Passenger Seriously Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision in San Ysidro

Published May 1, 2024

[04-27-2024] Passenger Seriously Injured After Two-Vehicle Collision in San YsidroA passenger was seriously injured after a two-vehicle collision in San Ysidro, San Diego, early Saturday morning, April 27, 2024.

According to the San Diego Police Department, the incident occurred at around 3:50 a.m. near the 1800 block of Howard Avenue.

SDPD said that a 22-year-old driver fell asleep behind the wheel while driving north on Howard Avenue, causing the car to crash into a 49-year-old man’s Toyota 4Runner that had a passenger inside. 

The impact of the crash reportedly caused the seats of the 4Runner to collapse backward, injuring the passenger, who then said that they lost their feeling below their waist. The victim suffered fractured thoracic vertebrae and was transported to a local hospital.

SDPD is still investigating the cause of the accident but confirmed that intoxicated driving did not play a factor in it.

Additional information was not immediately available. Potential witnesses are urged to contact the authorities. 

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.
  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.
  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.
  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.
  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.
  • Seek immediate medical attention.
  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

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