Midway District crash kills Suad Alsamarai, Ahmed Mazin Salah Alrawi, injures 3 others

Posted: May 17, 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA (May 7, 2022) – A Midway District car accident left 2 dead, injuring 3 others. The accident occurred on Saturday night around 9:06 p.m. 

The San Diego Police Department said the accident occurred at the intersection of Rosecrans Street and Sports Arena Boulevard. 

A 33-year-old man identified as Edgar Jesus Suarez was speeding in a 1999 Tacoma pickup truck on the 2900 block of Sports Arena Boulevard when he hit the median and went airborne. The truck landed on top of a 2015 Toyota Sienna van with four people inside.

According to San Diego PD, a woman and man inside the van died at the scene. The two other passengers were also injured, though the severity of those injuries is unknown. The Tacoma driver was also taken to the hospital with broken bones and severe injuries.

The deceased victims were identified as Suad Alsamarai, 81, and Ahmed Mazin Salah Alrawi, 23. 

Bystanders were reportedly trying to help the passengers inside the van out of the wreckage. 

Anyone with any additional information is encouraged to call the San Diego Traffic Division, who are currently investigating the accident. 

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:

  • Speeding
  • 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. 

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 San Diego Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of Suad Alsamarai and Ahmed Mazin Salah Alrawi. Any person that may have additional 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.

Do you need more information about a Huntington Beach car accident? Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that negligent drivers are held to account for their actions. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.


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