79-year-old motorist dies in accident on Old Highway 395

FALLBROOK – A 79-year-old female motorist from Corona died Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 15) when she lost control of her 2005 GMC while traveling southbound on Old Highway 395 and skidded directly into the path of a 2010 Acura that was traveling northbound, according to a California Highway Patrol collision report. The accident occurred at Dulin Road.

The driver of the GMC and her 57-year-old male passenger (also from Corona) were both taken to Palomar Medical Center, where the driver succumbed to her injuries. The passenger sustained major injuries.

The driver of the Acura was a 39-year-old female from Fallbrook who had three passengers from Fallbrook in her car – a 38-year-old old male, a 7-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy. The adults were taken to Sharps Memorial with moderate injuries while the boys were taken to Rady’s Children Hospital with minor injuries.


9 Responses to "79-year-old motorist dies in accident on Old Highway 395"

  1. Lee   February 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Folks drive way too fast on the 395 . . . many times faster than on the 15. Here’s the result.

  2. Anonymous   February 17, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The driver of the Acura was driving at a high speed and nearly hit us as we tried to turn into highway 395. We turned onto the 395 behind them and she ended up hitting the van. Could of easily been avoided had she slowed down. Sadly it seems The 79 year old was blamed. R.I.P.

  3. Dusty   February 17, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Lee, nothing in the report says speed was necessarily an issue. You could just as easily consider whether the drivers age was a factor (at 79 years old).

    Better not to jump to conclusions based on incomplete information…that’s our presidents job ;}

  4. grunt   February 17, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Dusty- you must have written this in 2016; the only time Obama waited for the facts was a Muslim doing something.

  5. Lee   February 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    @ Dusty

    Psst, read Anonymous. You were saying?

  6. Nate   February 17, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    @Anonymous / @Lee –

    Driving at a HIGH speed on a … HIGHway? Checks out. It’s what, a 55 there? If you think that’s too fast for the road, do something to get it changed.

    Someone lost their life. If CHP thought the Acura were exceeding the speed limit or otherwise driving in an unsafe manner, it would be in the report and there would be a thorough investigation underway.

    Granted, everyone needs to drive a little slower. But how can you possibly fault any driver for a collision where the other driver: lost control, crossed the double yellow, and “skidded directly into their path” … presumably going just as fast?

  7. Jay   February 17, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Pretty easy to tell how fast someone was traveling in a crash from the skid marks. Whole science to it. If the other car was speeding the driver would be locked up. Very sad, but sounds like an actual “accident”.

  8. 3Gs   February 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Other driver had a heart attack which may have caused her to leave her lane and cross the double yellow lines.

  9. Jeff   February 22, 2017 at 11:38 am

    My daughter and I came upon the accident just seconds after it occurred. She being an RN and always prepared stopped the car and began accessing each persons status. It was horrific. I helped the 57 year old Asian man from the passenger side of the white van. Called for my daughter as he was bleeding horribly from the back of his head. The sheriff arrived and immediately began directing activities. I asked could I remove the debri from the road, he gave the ok! I looked at the carnage of crash and confusion of people involved. This was serious and very real. No politics, race or discrimination got involved. Just people helping people. I cried!


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