1 Killed, 3 Injured in San Diego Rollover Crash on 8 Freeway
SAN DIEGO (May 17, 2018) – A fatal alleged hit-and-run crash took place along the Interstate 8 Freeway Thursday afternoon, according to San Diego Union-Tribune and NBC San Diego.
The accident was reported shortly after 1:30 p.m. at Waring Road.
As per the reports, California Highway Patrol said a 2001 Toyota Avalon was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed east on the 8 Freeway when the car approached slower traffic.
The Avalon then clipped the back of a 2017 Toyota Prius and went up the center embankment before hitting several trees. The car rolled back into traffic lanes, and came to a stop perpendicular in the freeway.
Man, 20, Arrested For Hit-and-Run
The man riding as a left rear passenger in the Toyota died at the scene. The other occupant in back seat was taken to the hospital to be treated for major injuries.
The front-seat passenger was also hospitalized with minor wounds. The names of the deceased and injured victims have not been yet released.
Meanwhile CHP affirmed that the driver of the Avalan fled on foot into a nearby ravine but was later located near Mission Gorge Road off-ramp. The suspect, a 20-year-old man, was taken into custody.
The incident remains under investigation.
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 the driver of the Toyota Avalon 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 , 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 personal injury lawyer and let us get the justice you deserve.
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