San Diego, CA (May 8, 2023) A 32-year-old man lost his life in a collision involving four vehicles on Interstate 15, as reported by the California Highway Patrol today. The accident occurred just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, south of Gopher Canyon Road in San Diego, with officers being alerted to the incident.
The man who passed away was driving a Dodge Challenger and, for reasons yet to be determined, came to a full stop on the road, according to CHP. Subsequently, his vehicle was rear-ended by an Infinity G37, driven by a 47-year-old man.
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Additionally, a 39-year-old driver in an Acura and a 61-year-old driver in a Honda, both situated behind the Infinity, were involved in the accident, CHP stated. The Infinity’s driver and two passengers sustained severe injuries but were not life-threatening and were transported to a hospital.
The CHP mentioned that alcohol and/or drugs could potentially have played a role in this four-vehicle collision.
Liability in San Diego Accidents
Car accidents can result in serious injuries and fatalities, despite improved safety measures in cars. According to the CDC, over 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes in the US. There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident, such as speeding, distracted driving, inclement weather, dangerous turns, and poorly designed roadways. All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care to prevent accidents, especially commercial drivers who work for the city.
California Vehicle Code 21801 states that the driver of any vehicle intending to turn left must yield the right of way to oncoming traffic close enough to pose a hazard. If a negligent driver works for a city, that city may be liable in the event of an accident. Employers are generally responsible for the negligent actions of their employees within the scope of their job duties.
After a car accident, it is essential to preserve evidence properly, such as taking photos of the accident site, seeking surveillance footage, preserving medical records, interviewing eyewitnesses, and conducting a thorough independent investigation. The family of a victim who died in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. A car accident attorney can help accident victims understand their legal options and pursue compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and funeral expenses.
Investigating the Fatal Accident in San Diego
An investigation was ongoing, and anyone with information on the multi-vehicle crash was urged to contact the CHP at 760-643-3400.
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