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California Wrong Way Driver Caused Head-On Collision: One Dead, Another Seriously Injured

April 20, 2010 @ 11:32 AM — by Mark Johnson

This accident took place in San Diego on Route 67. It was caused by a wrong way driver. Here is what happened. On the night of this fatal automobile accident, a white Astro van was heading south on Route 67 when a northbound Oldsmobile 98 that was traveling in the southbound lane (going the wrong way) crashed into the van head-on.

The van’s driver was a 36-year old woman who was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene by EMS crews. The Olds driver was 51-year old man; he suffered serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to a trauma center for major injuries.

The police report indicates the Olds veered over the double yellow-line a good quarter mile before smashing into the white van. Several other drivers had to get out of the way of the Olds before the fatal wreck. When the two vehicles collided the want jumped off the side of the road and wound up in a muddy embankment. The Olds did a 180 and spun out.

The police will be checking to see if the driver was drinking, speeding or under the influence of drugs. They will also want to know if he was driving while distracted by doing something else he should not have been. There aren’t too many really logical explanations as to why someone would head the wrong way up a highway after already going passed several other cars.

The dead woman’s family might want to file a wrongful death lawsuit in this case. If they do, they might want to investigate the likelihood of being able to source litigation funding. If they don’t want to be in a situation where they are forced to take a cheap settlement offer, they might appreciate a lawsuit cash advance.

Lawsuit funding is fast cash, usually available within 48 hours or so, that will let the plaintiff pay their immediate expenses without delay and then let them wait until they get justice at a later date. It’s usually the waiting that causes the most hardship, that and wondering how they will pay their bills. Litigation funding will put people at ease instantly, knowing they don’t have to take pennies on the dollar for their lawsuit.

People who have availed themselves of legal finance services have been able to keep up with the day to day expenses of running their lives and the extraordinary bills that come in over time. If they lose their lawsuit, they do not pay the lawsuit funding back.

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