Fidel Gallardo Fatal Crash Market Street, 45th Street in San Diego

 Fidel Gallardo Fatal Crash Market Street, 45th Street in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 8, 2023) – Fidel Gallardo, 63, of Lemon Grove, died Sunday following a car accident on Market Street in the Chollas View area of San Diego.

The two-vehicle crash occurred about 1 p.m. on March 5th, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune

The Lemon Grove man was traveling westbound in a 1993 Nissan Maxima when for unknown reasons he allegedly veered into opposing traffic. The vehicle crashed into an eastbound 2018 Lexus RX 350 SUV and left three people with injuries trapped in the two vehicles.

The crash resulted in major injuries to Fidel Gallardo. Paramedics responded and rushed him by ambulance to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. He died at the hospital at 1:45 p.m. the same day, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner.

There are no further details about the 61-year-old driver of the Lexus or the passenger in that vehicle.

Investigators with the San Diego Police Department are working on the case to determine fault for the San Diego car accident on Market Street in Chollas View.

San Diego County Traffic Accident Statistics

Some 3.3 million people live in San Diego County and it’s the second-most populous county and the fifth-most populous in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.

There is considerable traffic in San Diego on its many freeway systems and roadways. Indeed, there were 4,094 injury and fatality collisions in the county in 2020, according to statistics compiled by the Office of Traffic Safety.

“The freeways and roads in San Diego are some of the busiest in California,” said Attorney James Johnson. “However, the top two factors that contribute to injury or fatality crashes are often the same: alcohol and speed.”

Among these crashes 530 involved speed and 631 involved alcohol, the report said.

Johnson Attorneys Group does not represent any of the motorists involved in this collision. However, for nearly two decades, our law firm has been helping injured people obtain justice. If you have legal questions or concerns, please contact us at 1-800-235-6801. Johnson Attorneys Group is a proud, longtime supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune News, Medical Examiner

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