One person was killed while another person sustained injuries after a traffic accident at an intersection in Oceanside on Wednesday morning, June 17th.
According to the local police’s initial reports, the fatal accident occurred at around 11 a.m. on Mission Avenue and Airport Road.
A sedan was reportedly seen traveling westbound at high speed when the driver suddenly changed lanes directly behind a soda delivery truck. The driver then crashed into the rear end of the car and caught on fire.
The soda delivery truck was parked on the side of the road with its hazard lights on. The driver of the delivery truck was not inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. Emergency personnel had to retrieve both the driver and the passenger from the burning car. Both victims were immediately transported to a nearby hospital. The passenger died due to the severity of his injuries while the driver of the sedan suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.
Authorities are considering alcohol as a factor in the fatal crash.
Car Crash Investigation is Underway
Local authorities are currently further investigating the accident. No fault has been determined as of the moment. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the fatal accident are urged to contact Accident Investigator, Clint Bussey, at (760) 435-4412.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 3,304 fatal car accidents in California in 2017. Although head-on collisions only represent 2 percent of accidents, they account for 10 percent of fatalities on U.S. roadways. These accidents are caused by a variety of reasons, such as distracted driving, drunk driving, and driver over-fatigue.
When facing cases like this, it’s essential to have an experienced San Diego car accident attorney to conduct an independent probe. Attorneys have the resources that can help them prove the negligence of the guilty party. They will re-interview important witnesses, review relevant surveillance footage from the scene, and obtain the liable party’s phone and texting records.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Car Accidents in San Diego
Suddenly losing a loved one due to a fatal head-on collision can be quite devastating and stressful. While waiting for the official investigation results, victims are encouraged to pursue a personal injury claim with their attorney’s help. The liable party will be required by law to compensate for the medical expenses, lost earnings, and non-economic damages (such as emotional trauma, pain, and suffering).
Attorneys can serve as a reliable legal guide for the victims during this difficult time. They will ensure that their client’s rights and best interests are protected while making sure that the liable party will be held accountable for his negligence.
If you have a nagging suspicion that someone is to blame for the death or injury of your spouse or family member, contact Arash Law. We have the resources you need to pursue justice for wrongful death and the experience to ensure that you get fair compensation. We’re conveniently located throughout California, with offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Riverside, Orange County, and San Diego, and are happy to visit you at your home or office. Call (888) 488-1391 for a FREE Consultation with a wrongful death attorney in California.