RAMONA, California — Alexander Antonio Sebastiano, 20, of Poway, and his passenger Madhu Manoharan, 34, both died Friday morning after Sebastiano crashed his pick-up truck into another vehicle on southbound State Route 67, just south of the city of Ramona, according to a press release issued by the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Department.
Sebastiano reportedly lost control of the pick-up truck for unknown reasons Wednesday morning about 9:59 a.m. and crashed into the other driver about half a mile south of Mt. Woodson Road, according to the report. Manoharan was a back seat passenger in the pick-up truck.
“Police are investigating this car accident to determine exactly what happened and will likely interview any witnesses who saw the crash,” said Attorney West Seegmiller, founder of the Seegmiller Law Firm. “The driver who is responsible for the crash will be liable to the other driver for their injuries or wrongful death if that is the case.”
San Diego County Car Accident Statistics
Source: California Highway Patrol Statewide Integrated Traffic Report
In San Diego County 217 people were killed in car accidents and 12,998 were injured in 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Report.
In California, fatal traffic accidents were down 12% to 2,715 deaths in 2010 compared to 3,090 killed in 2009, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Additionally, national statistics show that traffic fatalities have declined in recent years across the United States, down roughly 3% to 32,885 deaths in 2010 compared to 33,883 killed in 2009.
The Seegmiller Law Firm can be reached at 1-855-ASK–WEST. For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victims’ rights and has fought for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries and more. The firm has offices in Irvine, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada.