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Fatal Crash Interstate 8 Freeway, Dunaway Road West of El Centro; Bridge Damaged

 Fatal Crash Interstate 8 Freeway, Dunaway Road West of El Centro; Bridge DamagedSUV Hauling U-Haul Trailer Crashes into Dunaway Road Bridge

EL CENTRO, Calif. (May 11, 2018) – Two adults were killed, 7 children ages one to 12 years old were injured in a collision on the Interstate 8 Freeway at Dunaway Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash took place 10:32 a.m. this morning when a  1999 Ford Expedition pulling a U-Haul trailer crashed into a bridge support post and now the bridge is on the verge of collapsing, the CHP report said.

The 42-year-old male driver and his 31-year-old female passenger were both killed in the crash. Two children were badly injured and one had a dislocated arm. There was debris all over the roadway, police said. The injured were airlifted from the scene of the collision.

The injured children included a 12-year-old boy who suffered cuts and abrasions to his head and body. He was transported by ambulance to Loma Linda Medical Center.

Two children were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital. A 10-year-old girl who suffered facial abrasions and required a tourniquet to her leg and a 4-year-old girl with undisclosed injuries.

Three children were taken to El Centro Regional Medical Center including a 5-year-old boy who had burns to his left calf and abrasions to his body. Paramedics also took a one-year-old boy with a contusion on his forehead and a 2-year-old boy who suffered a broken clavicle to the hospital.

Also injured was a 6-year-old girl who was taken to Riverside University Hospital.

It appears that the driver lost control of the vehicle and no others were involved.

El Centro Accident Investigation

Police are reviewing the evidence and trying to determine what happened. There are many factors that can lead to a collision including mechanical problems or defects, dangerous road conditions or actions by the driver. Our law firm has fought for victim’s rights and to obtain justice for them for more than a decade. If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

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