KENSINGTON, CA (March 22, 2023) – A 6-year old boy was killed in a car crash when the SUV he rode in collided with a sedan at the Kensington-area intersection in San Diego, California.
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The boy was sitting in a safety seat behind a Jeep Grand Cherokee going southbound. The SUV was then struck by an eastbound Hyundai Sonata at Adams Avenue and Biona Drive shortly before 8 a.m. according to officials from the San Diego Police Department.
After the car crash, the SUV turned over and stopped at a fire hydrant. Emergency personnel freed the boy from the overturned vehicle and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to SDPD Sgt. Victoria Houseman.
The boy’s 8-year old sister, who was riding in a child seat next to him, and their 45-year old father who was driving the Jeep, were uninjured, the sergeant said. The 20-year-old who drove the Hyundai suffered minor injuries, Houseman said.
It remains unclear who was at fault for the car crash at Kensington, and police ruled out intoxication as the causal factor in the wreck.
Liability In San Diego Car Accidents
Despite improved safety measures for cars, motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes.” There are a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident including:
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Dangerous turns
- Poorly designed roadways
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid causing accidents. This is especially true for commercial drivers that work for a city. A number of collisions are due to drivers that make dangerous left turns. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 21801, the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way traveling from the opposite direction close enough to pose a hazard.
If a negligent driver worked for a city, that city could potentially be liable in the event of an accident. Generally speaking, employers are vicariously liable for the negligent actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. There are a number of steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- A thorough independent investigation should be conducted.
The family of any victim that has died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and funeral expenses. It is essential that evidence is properly preserved after a car accident. A car accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Kensington Car Crash
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the family of the 6-year old boy who passed away as a result from this accident. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
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