In San Diego’s Valley Center neighborhood, a rollover crash leaves a driver and his passenger with serious life-threatening injuries on Thursday night May 4th, 2023.  

The crash occurred on Valley Center Road just before 9 PM east of Thundernut Lane according to the California Highway Patrol. A 28-year-old San Diego man was headed west on Valley Center Road in a Subaru BRZ when the vehicle swerved out of the lane and into a rock mound, according to CHP officer Hunter Gerber. The Subaru flipped upon impact and a Mercedes S500 headed east on Valley Center ultimately hit the Subaru. The Subaru driver was taken to an Escondido hospital along with his 27-year-old passenger, both suffering substantial injuries. The Mercedes driver was taken to a Temecula hospital having only sustained moderate injuries. The cause of the crash has not yet been reported but neither drugs nor alcohol seem to be factors according to authorities.  

Crashed car featured with broken windshield

“Collisions are distressing for everyone involved, the lives of those injured in this incident are now changed forever,” said Gerald Singleton of Singleton Schreiber. “My thoughts are with the families of the victims, and I hope for a rapid recovery for all injuries sustained in the unfortunate crash.” 

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Valley Center Highway Rollover Crash 

A concerning increase in highway collisions have been seen in recent years within Valley Center, California. Several highways, including State Route 76 and Valley Center Road are located within Valley Center, which are heavily trafficked or used by commuters and tourists. The increase in traffic has unfortunately led to a rise in collisions, resulting in injuries, fatalities, and property damage. Recent data from the California Highway Patrol details the number of collisions on Valley Center’s Highways has been steadily increasing. In 2019, there were 92 reported collisions, an increase from 2018’s 79 reported collisions.  

There are several factors contributing to this rise in highway collisions such as:  

  • Increased Traffic Volume – more people are moving to the Valley Center area as well as more tourists visiting local attractions.  
  • Narrow and Winding Roads – roads are challenging to navigate, especially for drivers who are unfamiliar with the area. 
  • Negligent Driving – distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and other reckless behaviors are significant contributors to the increase in collisions.  

Several initiatives have been implemented by the CHP to combat this rise in highway collisions within the Valley Center area. These initiatives include educational campaigns to raise awareness about safe driving practices, an increase in enforcement of traffic laws and patrols, and encouraging drivers to take responsibility for the safety of others as well as themselves. The CHP recommends this can be done by driving soberly and avoiding distracted driving.  

Drivers in the Valley Center area can take several steps to reduce the risk of collisions in addition to the efforts of law enforcement. These include staying alert and focused while driving, obeying posted speed limits, and avoiding driving under the influence. Additionally, drivers should ensure their vehicles are properly maintained and equipped with appropriate safety features. By working together to promote safe driving practices and reduce the risk of collisions, we can help ensure that the roads in Valley Center remain safe for all who use them. 

“The rise in highway collisions in the Valley Center area is a concerning trend that demands attention and action from both law enforcement and drivers,” said Mr. Singleton. “Serious life-threatening injuries impact the victims and his or her entire family, those injured may be eligible for compensation for their injuries, and they should pursue a knowledgeable attorney to represent them.” 

To contact Singleton Schreiber’s San Diego car accident attorneys, contact the firm at 619-367-7768 or via email at