A fatal San Diego County car accident on May 11 left 85-year-old Robert Francis Brunswick dead. A California Highway Patrol spokesman relayed the events that happened around 11:15 a.m. on Monday morning. Brunswick was exiting a business on Alpine Boulevard by Bay Meadows Drive in his Saturn sedan when a Ford Mustang traveling east collided with him on the driver’s side.
Authorities report that Brunswick passed away from this Alpine, CA auto accident while waiting for a helicopter to arrive on scene to airlift him to a hospital after the car crash. He had not been wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. The 40-year-old driver of the Ford Mustang reported suffering from back pain and was transported to a hospital.
The CHP officer notes that there was no evidence that either driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and the Mustang’s speed was recorded as being under the speed limit of that particular road. Brunswick’s name had not been immediately released, but was reported by the Medical Examiner’s Office on Tuesday. You can read more about this San Diego County auto accident in this SignOnSanDiego.com story.
With no apparent foul play such as speeding or the involvement of alcohol, it is tragic to see the damage that can be done by operating motor vehicles. It is always advised to follow safety laws and wear a seat belt, and to always be aware of other cars on the road as we all share them.