2 Women Seriously Injured in Miramar Crash on Highway 163 Tuesday
SAN DIEGO (September 18, 2018) – Two women were seriously injured after a traffic collision along Highway 163 in the Miramar neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and CBS 8.
The accident took place at about 8:05 a.m. near the Highway 52 interchange.
As per the article, California Highway Patrol said a big rig was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed down southbound Highway 163 when it hit the back of a 2006 Toyota Highlander SUV.
The Highlander, which was slowing for traffic at the time, was forced into a 2017 Hyundai Sonata and two other vehicles on the highway. The SUV went off the roadway and caught fire upon impact.
Truck Accident on Highway 163 Near Highway 52
CHP affirmed that the driver of the burning car, a 48-year-old San Diego woman, was pulled out and was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla to be treated for moderate injuries.
The 29-year-old Poway woman driving the Sonata was also hospitalized with major injuries. The names of the two victims and their condition were not disclosed.
Meanwhile, the 37-year-old Bell man operating the tractor-trailer was treated at the scene for minor wounds. The motorists in the other two cars involved were unharmed. The incident remains under investigation.
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Based on the news reports, the operator of the truck is accused of speeding at the time of the incident. Authorities will continue to investigate the collision, and will determine whether or not alcohol or drugs also played a role, whether or not there was a mechanical issue with the tractor-trailer and whether or not the driver was distracted prior to impact. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles, such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this incident, the injured and not held responsible for causing the crash will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. The claim will include the compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering.
If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in an auto accident and you believe another person is at fault, contact our experienced San Diego County personal injury lawyer to help you. We will guide you every step of the way and fight aggressively for your legal rights. Give us a call for a free case consultation at 855-703-4186.
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