Man, 18, Killed in San Diego Hit-and-Run on 8 Freeway; 2 Others Injured
SAN DIEGO (May 18, 2018) – One was killed and three were injured after an alleged hit-and-run collision along the Interstate 8 Freeway Thursday afternoon, according to CBS San Diego and FOX 5 News.
The accident occurred at about 1:30 p.m. near Waring Road in the Mission Valley neighborhood.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said 20-year-old Sajjad Hameed Ismael was driving a 2001 Toyota Avalon west on the 8 Freeway when he rear-ended a 2017 Toyota Prius. The San Diego man was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed at the time.
The Avalon swerved into a center median, slammed into several trees and went back onto the freeway.
Fatal Car Accident on 8 Freeway in Mission Valley, May 17
CHP affirmed that the 18-year-old El Cajon man riding as a left rear passenger in the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The male occupant in the front seat was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with severe trauma.
The male passenger in the right rear seat suffered minor injuries and was treated at the crash site. The names of the deceased and injured victims have not been yet released.
Meanwhile, Ismael fled on foot but was later located on Mission Gorge Road in Grantville and was taken into custody. The suspect was ultimately booked into county jail on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, hit-and-run causing death, and reckless driving.
We offer our prayers and sincerest thoughts to the victims and their families and friends during such a difficult time.
San Diego County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
In this case, it is evident that Mr. Sajjad Ismael will be held responsible for causing the tragic incident that led to the death of a man and injuries of his other passengers at the time. Regardless of their reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision tragically killed and hurt other individuals.
Aside from fleeing the scene, the suspect is also accused of speeding at the time of the deadly incident. The surviving family of the deceased young man , as well as those injured and held not responsible for the wreck, will have the right to pursue a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
The claim will include a recompense for the funeral costs, hospital bills, future medical needs, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of love and companionship.
If you, or your loved one, have been a victim in an auto accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another individual, we encourage you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group to help you with your case. We will guide you every step of the way and fight for your legal rights. Give us a call today at 855-703-4186 and speak with our experienced San Diego County wrongful death and personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.
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