Cesar Duenas, 55, Victim in La Mesa Accident
LEMON GROVE (October 18, 2017)- According to the San Diego County Coroner, Cesar Duenas, 55, has been identified as the man fatally injured in a collision Tuesday evening on westbound Highway 94 at Lemon Grove Avenue.
Per the article, the collision occurred at around 6:00 p.m. when Cesar Duenas’s Dodge pickup truck with an 8-foot trailer attached to it suddenly broke down on westbound Highway 94. He phoned a tow-trucking company to send out assisting personnel to help him with his vehicle.
As Duenas waited for the tow-truck driver to load both the vehicle and the trailer onto the truck, a Lexus suddenly slammed directly into the disabled pickup which pushed the trailer directly into Duenas who tragically suffered fatal injuries as he was pronounced at the scene.
Meanwhile, the driver of the tow-truck was injured and transported to a hospital. His condition is unknown at this time as it was last reported that he remained hospitalized as of Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, the driver and lone occupant of the Lexus was miraculously uninjured.
No further details have been released at this time.
San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that it is like that the driver of the Lexus will likely be held responsible for causing the fatal collision leading to the death Mr. Cesar Duenas and injuries to another. There are still several unanswered questions here. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was the driver negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, families of the deceased victim and the injured tow truck driver will likely be entitled to a wrongful death and personal injury claim respectively against the at-fault driver. Victims may seek compensation for damages including medical expenses and hospital bills, funeral costs, lost future income, pain and suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an auto collision and are unsure of what approach to take, contact our San Diego personal injury and wrongful death attorneys today at 800-235-6801.
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