James Connor McFarland Arrested in Fallbrook Crash Injuring Chula Vista Man
Fallbrook, CA (June 04, 2021) – On Friday, a Toyota driver, a 46-year-old Chula Vista man was injured, and police arrested 28-year-old James McFarland of Cardiff in Interstate 15 DUI crash.
The accident took place minutes after 4 a.m. near Mission Road.
The officers said a southbound 2014 Audi was in the northbound fast lane when it crashed with a 2013 Toyota head-on.
Minutes later, the Toyota caught fire.
Some witnesses stopped and pulled the driver out of the burning vehicle. Rescuers rushed the Toyota’s driver, to the hospital with major injuries.
Meanwhile, McFarland, the wrong-way driver explained to the authorities that he was coming from the Los Angeles area and thought he was on Interstate 5 in Encinitas. McFarland sustained minor injuries from the accident.
The officers arrested him on suspicion of DUI and booked on felony charges.
The authorities confirmed that alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this accident.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate.
Make it your practice to always maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
That is why it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
-First, always drive at a controllable speed.
-Then, it is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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