1 Dead, 1 Injured in Clairemont Accident at Balboa Avenue and Mount Alifan Drive
CLAIREMONT, San Diego (February 23, 2018) – A fatal traffic collision occurred in the area of Balboa Avenue and Mount Alifan Drive on Friday, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS 8 San Diego.
The accident involving two cars took place just before 11:15 a.m.
As per the reports, San Diego police said a 91-year-old woman was driving a gray Toyota Camry south on Mount Alifan Drive. At the same time, a small vehicle which was traveling east on Balboa Avenue.
The two cars collided in the intersection. The force of the crash caused the Camry to hit a light pole.
Doris Guffin, 91, Killed After Crash in Clairemont
Police affirmed that the elderly motorist, Doris Lucille Guffin, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was believed to have been driving at a high rate of speed and have run a red light at the intersection of Mt. Abernathy and Balboa prior to the wreck. Her Toyota was reportedly cut in half.
Meanwhile, the 32-year-old woman driving the other vehicle suffered minor injuries including scratches and bruises upon impact. The cause of the incident remains under investigation.
San Diego County Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the news reports, the elderly woman was believed to have been speeding through a red light at the time of the crash. In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the injured woman may be granted the right to pursue a personal injury claim pending the results of the investigation. The victim may have the right to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills and lost future income.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you are unsure of what steps to take, we encourage you to call Johnson Attorneys Group to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and bring our expertise to your case. Contact our experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer today at 800-235-6801 for a free consultation.
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