Woman Killed in 5 Freeway Crash ID’d
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 5, 2018) – Shella Pagsanjan, 44, of San Diego, died Monday night in a multi-vehicle collision on the Interstate 5 Freeway, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner.
The woman was driving a convertible Mercedes southbound on the freeway when her car was rear-ended by a pickup truck, and was then pushed into the rear of another pickup truck.
The Mercedes was crushed between the two pickup trucks in what was described as a chain-reaction crash.
Paramedics rushed Pagsanjuan to UCSD Medical Center Emergency Department with life-threatening injuries, but she later died at 8:18 p.m. the same day.
The driver of the truck that set off the chain-reaction crash was also taken to the hospital.
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Based on this news report, there are still many unanswered questions in this accident. Was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs a contributing factor? Did excessive speed or distracted driving play a role? Was a motorist involved negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine what occurred here and why.
Pending results of the investigation, the family of the woman who died have the right to a wrongful death claim against the at-fault driver. Victims in similar cases are entitled to seek compensation for damages including hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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