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Lake Elsinore, CA (February 22, 2020) – A 79-year-old woman suffered critical injuries in a crash that took place along I-15 in Lake Elsinore. The crash was reported around 11:00 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-15.
According to authorities with the California Highway Patrol, Carolyn Leak was driving a 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK in the right-hand lane of I-15. Police say that 45-year-old Melissa Brasington was driving a 2017 Subaru Forester in the same direction on I-15 when, for unknown reasons, Brasington’s vehicle drifted into Leak’s lane and struck her vehicle. Brasington’s Subaru then drifted off of the road, went up an embankment and collided with a sign pole. Leak’s vehicle rolled over, ejecting her from the driver’s seat.
Rescue workers with the Riverside County Fire Department responded to the scene and transported Leak to Inland Valley Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Brasington was also taken to Inland Valley with serious injuries.
The cause of the crash remains unknown at this time and an investigation is ongoing.
We send our thoughts to those hurt in this crash and hope for a quick recovery.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be hurt in crashes on California’s roadways each year. Major streets such as interstates and freeways are a common location for serious crashes to occur. With higher speed limits and more congested traffic, even a single mistake or act of recklessness can result in a series of events that have a catastrophic outcome.
At The May Firm, our California car accident attorneys understand the difficulty that you are facing following a crash in our state. You may be forced to miss work, endure great pain and suffering and deal with high medical bills that can drain you financially and emotionally.
We will fight to ensure that the responsible driver is held accountable and that you receive appropriate compensation for your injuries. Our team is standing by at any time to assist you. For your free consultation and case evaluation, please give us a call at (844) 629-3476.
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