San Diego County, California — July 8, 2012
Police say a motorist died on Monday, August 13, five weeks after he was injured in a wrong-way crash in the El Cajon area.
According to officers with the El Cajon Police Department and the California Highway Patrol, an unidentified motorist was behind the wheel of a Honda CR-V sport-utility vehicle as it traveled east along Dehesa Road. As the SUV approached Singing Heights Drive, around 12:50 a.m., it veered into oncoming traffic.
Meanwhile, San Diego resident Charles Robert Cook, 35, was headed west in a Toyota Scion. Investigators say Mr. Cook was unable to avoid a collision and was hit by the SUV.
Paramedics transported him to Sharp Memorial Hospital where he received treatment until his death on Monday, August, 13. The SUV’s driver has not been identified by name.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the number of fatalities along America’s roadways declined in 2010 for the fifth-straight year. The total number of highway deaths last year was 32,788, down 3 percent over 2009.
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