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News: Elderly man seriously injured in Encanto accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – An 80-year-old man sustained serious injuries after an accident in Encanto on Saturday afternoon, Fox 5 San Diego reports. 

The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on the 600 block of Leghorn Avenue. The victim was leaving his home in a black Toyota Yaris when he struck the wall of his neighbor’s home.

He then continued on, running a stop sign at the intersection of Skyline Drive and striking another vehicle. He then left the road and crashed down an embankment before coming to a stop.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries, including a fractured femur, multiple internal injuries with serious bleeding, a dislocated left elbow, lacerations to his head and a re-fractured pelvis.

Your actions in the time following an accident can affect not only your health, but also your ability to be financially compensated for your injuries, damaged property, pain and suffering, and more.  First, stop and collect evidence at the scene, such as photos and videos if possible. Next, make sure everyone inside your vehicle is safe, then exchange contact information with the other driver. Contact emergency responders so that police can make an official report of the incident and paramedics can assess any injuries suffered as a result. Finally, contact an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer from HHJ Trial Attorneys to discuss your legal options with a member of our premier legal team. You can reach us through our online contact form or by phone at 1-888-50-LAWFIRM.

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