Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unidentified man dies in a head on collision

Oftentimes, accidents happen due to carelessness. Carelessness can be often attributed to drug or alcohol intake of the driver.

However, in a fatal accident occurred in Lakeside, California, neither drugs nor alcohol played a part.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pennings said that an unidentified Chula Vista man driving a 2003 Dodge Dakota maneuvered his car on the wrong side of Lake Jennings Park Road over a hill near Jack Oak Road.

Fifty one year old Benjamin Jessop who was driving a 2004 Dodge truck was on the west of Lake Jennings Park saw the approaching car, swerved to the left and braked but failed to prevent the fatal collision.

The head on accident left the Chula Vista man dead. Jessop was brought to the hospital to treat his back pains.

Authorities were puzzled as to the cause of the accident. Neither driver was under the influence at the time of the collision. Neither weather nor road condition was reported to be a factor in the crash.

Head on collision accidents result to the most number of fatalities. While both cars are traveling at the normal speed, their combined speed may result to great impact causing serious injury or death.

Victims of car accidents are left without no recourse. Personal injury lawyers can pursue a claim against the negligent party. Although life and limbs have no monetary value, reimbursement of medical costs and other expenses may at least be recovered.