The driver of an exotic Italian sports car was seriously injured after crashing into a median on Interstate 15 at speeds beyond 100 miles an hour late Saturday night in Fallbrook.
According to reports from the California Highway Patrol, a 35 year old man from San Marcos was driving his Lamborghini sports car in the northbound lanes of the highway north of Mission Road just before 11:20 p.m. at triple digit speeds when the car drifted into the center of the road where it smashed head on with the median.
The force of the impact was so severe that the car split in half and burst into flames. The driver suffered major injuries as a result of the crash, including burns to his face. A helicopter was flown to the scene to airlift him to UC San Diego Medical center for treatment. At this time the identity of the driver has not been released.
Fortunately, no other passengers were on board the supercar at the time of the accident, no other vehicles were involved, and no one else was hurt.
Both sides of Interstate 15 were shut down for almost a half an hour to allow for the cleanup of the accident and for police investigators to try to uncover what happened. CHP officers are reporting that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
Driving a powerful sports car capable of traveling at speeds of almost 200 miles per hour is no excuse to break the posted speed limit on public roads. These limits are designed to keep drivers safe and prevent high speed accidents like these from taking place.
It is fortunate that no other vehicles were involved in this incident, as an accident at such high speed could have easily been deadly for several other drivers on the road. If you or someone you know has been hurt in a high speed crash like this, there are legal protections put in place to protect you.
Depending on the circumstances that led to your accident, you may be entitled to compensation from those at fault, which an experienced San Diego car accident lawyer can help you recover in full. This process can be a complicated one to traverse on your own. We at AA Accident Attorneys can lead you through and get you the full amount that you are rightfully owed.
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