Paso Robles man injured in collision on Highway 46

November 20, 2010

A 34-year-old Paso Robles man and his father suffered major injuries from a head-on collision this week on Highway 46 near Kecks Corner. [SantaCruzSentinel]

An unlicensed driver in a 1993 Honda Accord tried to pass a car going eastbound on Highway 46 and struck the 2010 Mini Cooper occupied by firefighter Christopher Stubendorf, 34, of Paso Robles and his father, Richard Stubendorf, 61, of Scotts Valley.

Stubendorf suffered two broken legs and a broken arm. His father suffered a broken arm and facial fracture.

The brother of the unnamed Honda driver was a few cars ahead and turned around after he saw the crash. He helped the unlicensed Latino male in his 50s from the Honda, collected his luggage and fled the scene.

He transported his brother who had suffered a serrated spleen, third degree burns, fractured legs and a 9-inch laceration to his head to a hospital in Indio, 300 miles away.

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the accident.


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10 Comments

  1. dayndayout says:

    BTW, This is a sincere question.

    Can an unlicensed driver obtain car insurance of any kind? So, someone here illegally can NOT be issued a drivers license and therefore can NOT obtain insurance? Or, maybe insurance could be obtained despite these barriers, but, at a premium cost? Someone in the business with a factual answer for me?

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    • willie says:

      NO
      Without a driver license s an incomplete application that cannot be processed.
      Even if you have $35,000 to post as a cash bond to satisfy DMV, it cannot be processed without a DL number!

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      • willie says:

        If memory serves me, during the last year of Gray Davis tenure, there was a legislative proposal to allow all illegal aliens to get a driver license primarily so they can drive insured.
        It opened a big can of worms both ways ranging from self-implication to government (taxpayer) liability.
        The proposal faded bitterly in the night.

        Other related laws: Under the civil code then and now, the first responsibility is the driver, when the driver cannot be found, the registered owner shall bear responsibility, the only exemption if s/he reports his/her car stolen.

        An insurance company can also op NOT to honor the insured if it involves an act of God, Terrorism or serious crime.

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  2. willie says:

    No difference than leaving a serious injured victim for dead.

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  3. Maxfusion says:

    He almost made it to Mexico. Starting to get it?

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  4. NoCoSkeptic says:

    Another unlicensed, uninsured, undocumented driver I’m certain. Too bad for those involved as they will see no financial remuneration for their pain and suffering.

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  5. danika says:

    Not alot of protection, those Mini Coopers. Do MC owners really think accidents will never happen to them???

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    • NoCoSkeptic says:

      You could say that about any motor vehicle, mini-cooper, motorcycle, etc. An inexperienced, unlicensed driver pulled a stupid move. Stupid is as stupid does.

      “The brother of the unnamed Honda driver was a few cars ahead and turned around after he saw the crash. He helped the unlicensed Latino male in his 50s from the Honda, collected his luggage and fled the scene.” I hope he and his accomplice are found.

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  6. SLOBIRD says:

    There are no words to express my thoughts at this minute other than to say we are fighting foreign wars and just look around our homeland, DAILY!

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