(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident/personal injury case and its proceedings.)
Mandatory Settlement Conference Statement of Defendant Dina White
STATEMENT OF FACTS
This case arises out of a red light/green light dispute that occurred at the intersection of University Avenue and Green Street in Sacramento, CA, on January 22, 2006. Defendant, Dina White, was traveling in a 2002 Audi Quattro and came to a stop at University Avenue to make a left hand turn. When the left hand turn signal changed to green (an arrow), defendant proceeded to turn left. Plaintiff, Michael Owen, was traveling in a 1998 BMW 528i, eastbound on University Avenue and drove through the intersection on a red light. The passenger side fender and hood of defendant’s Audi came into contact with driver’s side front fender of plaintiff’s BMW.
Besides these two drivers, there are no witnesses to this accident. There is no police report in connection with this case. Both vehicles were declared a total loss as a result of this accident.
Plaintiff is at fault for causing this accident by illegally running a red light.
INJURIES AND TREATMENT
On February 8, 2006, plaintiff presented to Kate Brown, D.C. to establish care. According to Dr. Brown’s initial exam report, plaintiff stated that he was involved in the accident when a Audi ran a red light and hit his automobile.
Plaintiff also stated that his airbags deployed. At the initial exam, plaintiff reported pain in his neck which radiated into his right arm and hand. Plaintiff had pain in all areas of his neck which plaintiff rated as a 7-8 on a pain scale of 10. Plaintiff also reported mid back pain/shoulder pain which was sharp. Plaintiff denied having headaches, denied lower back pain, and reported no prior pain to his neck.
It is further documented in this report that plaintiff was involved in a rear end accident 13 years ago and attended PT for 8-10 visits and recovered completely. Dr. Brown did not provide a diagnosis in this initial current report. (See Part 2 of 3.)
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