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Wrong-way motorist causes fatal accident in California

There is little doubt that some intersections and roads can be confusing for a driver. Motorists unfamiliar with San Diego roads may be unsure of navigating some traffic patterns. However, that should be cause for driving with caution, as doing otherwise could cause a fatal accident. Drivers who willingly behave in a reckless manner do more than put themselves at risk, as a recent incident illustrates.

A 49-year-old man was driving along the Lakeside freeway in his company’s utility truck when an incident occurred that one witness called the worst thing he had ever seen. As the man’s vehicle was moving at roughly 60 miles an hour, witnesses say another vehicle entered the freeway traveling the wrong way at the same velocity and struck the truck head-on. Several witnesses said the wrong-way driver, later identified as a 29-year-old female, seemingly caused the accident on purpose, though members of law enforcement are still investigating.

According to law enforcement, the woman entered the highway by using an off-ramp. As a result of the incident, both vehicles spun out and one struck a Ford truck. While the driver of that vehicle was uninjured, the driver of the utility truck and the wrong-way driver both died from their resulting injuries.

When a person dies as a result of someone else’s negligence, his or her survivors should contact an attorney to explore the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The responsible party or even his or her estate may have to provide compensation for damages associated with the incident. That could include funeral expenses or loss of future earnings.

Source: NBC San Diego, “2 Dead in Head-On Crash on SR-67 ID’d,” Andie Adams and Candice Nguyen, June 1, 2014 

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