Man Killed in Possible Hit-and-Run Accident on 15 Freeway
LOCATION: Valley Center, San Diego County
DATE OF COLLISION: Saturday, September 29th
September 30, 2018 – One person was killed after being run over by a couple of vehicles on the Interstate 15 Freeway Saturday morning.
According to NBC News, the accident started around 4:15 a.m. when a Volkswagen rear-ended a Dodge Ram on the northbound side of the interstate near Gopher Canyon Road. Officials said the initial crash caused the Volkswagen to stick out partially in the road.
Then, after about four minutes, a passing Dodge Magnum struck the Volkswagen, sending it into a spin. Officials determined the driver of the Volkswagen was ejected during the impact.
Man Ejected, Fatally Run Over by Vehicles on 15 Freeway in Valley Center
As per the article, the man was thrown into the middle of the road, where he was hit by another vehicle. The man was unable to get up, and was run over by a second vehicle. The unidentified driver suffered fatal trauma in the incident, and was sadly pronounced deceased at the location. The name of the fatality remained undisclosed pending notification of next of kin.
Furthermore, the two other parties involved in the wreck were reportedly treated at the hospital.
Shortly after the incident, authorities mentioned the second driver who run over the victim apparently fled the scene. No other information has been yet disclosed on the possible hit-and-run motorist.
All lanes of northbound 15 Freeway were closed for four hours after the deadly accident. Further investigation on the case is ongoing.
We offer our warmest of thoughts, and our prayers to all the parties involved and their families in this difficult time.
San Diego County Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawyer
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 precisely what occurred here and why. Furthermore, motorists are obliged to remain at the scene after being involved in a collision. Regardless of the driver’s reasons, leaving the area following a crash is a serious crime and is punishable by law, especially if the collision killed or critically hurt another individual.
If you, or your loved one, have been involved in a similar accident and you are seeking answers, call 855-703-4186 for a free consultation with our experienced San Diego County wrongful death and personal injury lawyers.