San Diego County Helicopter Crash Injures Two

A helicopter crashed on September 20, 2009, in San Diego County. The crash occurred in a remote area of North San Diego County and two people were hurt in the accident.

San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Gary Steadman reported on the incident, noting that the crash occurred very near Valley Center and was reported around 2:30 p.m.. However, due to the remote area of the crash, the helicopter was not located until 20 minutes later. Nick Shuler, Fire Battalion Chief, said that the crash scene was not easily accessible for firefighters and paramedics to reach. There has been no immediate report on the cause of the crash or what type of helicopter it was that crashed.

If you or a loved one has ever been injured or killed in a North San Diego County injury accident, contact the California personal injury attorneys.

Valley Center Man Killed in San Diego County Bicycle Accident

On July 21, 2009, a bicyclist was fatally injured on a rural road in North San Diego County when the bike he was riding was struck by a pickup truck.

The victim, Angel Guadalupe Galvez, 37, had been cycling southbound along Cole Grade Road in Valley Center as the 1992 Chevrolet pickup approached from behind, around 8:15 a.m. according to California Highway Patrol. As the driver tried to pass Galvez just by Fruitvale Road, the struck intercepted the bicycle. Medics that had arrived on the scene took Galvez to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, where Galvez, a Valley Center resident, was pronounced dead a short time later.

ATV Crash in Valley Center Leaves Two Injured

Two North County San Diego all-terrain vehicle riders crashed their ATVs just south of Rincon and had to be rushed to local hospitals on Sunday afternoon. The accident happened around 2:20 p.m. on Paradise Creek Road, just south of Paradise Creek Lane, as California Highway Patrol’s website reported.

One rider had to be flown to Rady Children’s Hospital via helicopter and the other was taken by ground ambulance to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Neither rider had been wearing a helmet, and no additional information on the crash was available as of Sunday night.