Friday, July 9, 2010

Pickup Truck Crashes into University City Home, Injures 98-year-Old Woman

A 98-year-old woman was sent to a nearby hospital after a pickup truck crashed into her bedroom in University City Home in San Diego yesterday morning.

According to reports, a male driver lost control of his Ford F250 while traveling on the westbound lane of Governor Drive.

The pick-up truck reportedly crossed the median and almost hit incoming traffic before going over the sidewalk and slamming into the University City home at about 7:00 am.

The bed where the woman was resting was pushed several feet after the vehicle accident.

The woman was visibly shaken but it appears that she did not sustain any life threatening physical injuries.

The driver, on the other hand, was found by authorities bloodied from various cuts and just sitting on the curb.

They are looking at alcohol as a possible cause for the vehicle accident.

Obviously, the victim and her family should file a claim against the car accident insurance provider of the driver.

Aside from collecting compensation for present and future medical expenses, they can also collect compensation for non-economic damages such as emotional distress.

The family should also have the woman see a psychiatrist just to be sure that she is not suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, which is a common effect to life threatening experiences like car accidents.

If she is, her treatment and additional compensation for pain and suffering should also be covered.