Several Injured, Hans Velasquez Arrested in Crash in Escondido
Escondido, CA (November 12, 2021)– On Thursday, a pickup truck driver suffered injuries, while officers arrested 20-year-old Hans Velasquez, of Oceanside, and 19-year-old Anthony Quezada, of Escondido, in a stolen vehicle crash on 675 East Valley Parkway.
Officers received a report about the stolen SUV before 10 p.m. in Oceanside.
Reports said the victim was at a parking garage helping another driver jump their car. Suddenly, two suspects approached them and took the SUV at knifepoint.
Then, after 10 p.m., the SUV crashed with a pickup truck at the North Fig Street and East Valley Parkway intersection in Escondido.
The pickup truck’s driver was thrown from the vehicle and sustained life-threatening injuries.
Rescuers took the injured driver to Palomar Medical Center.
Moreover, the stolen SUV has six occupants when it collided into the restaurant. They are two adult males, two adult females, and two young children ages three and five.
Officers said the two adult females and two children suffered minor injuries in the crash.
Meanwhile, Velasquez and Quezada fled the scene. However, the authorities later arrested them.
The authorities arrested Velasquez for carjacking, felony driving under the influence of alcohol, felony hit-and-run, and felony child endangerment.
Police also arrested Quezada for carjacking.
Luckily, the taco shop owner said that none inside the restaurant at the time of the incident was injured.
When driving, better to scan the road 1/2 mile to a full mile ahead in order to look out or recognize potential hazards in time. Our bodies weren’t designed to travel at 50mph. We were designed for speeds of less than 10mph. Thus, you need to learn to consciously break that natural instinct and focus farther ahead.
Injuries in Stolen Vehicle Crash
Moreover, driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, however, it is one of the most dangerous activities we do every day. As often these accidents happen, many people do not know what follows in the event of a car accident.
Furthermore, according to the United States Department of Transportation, there are approximately 300,000 merging accidents every year.
So, in case of accidents like this one, it is crucial that everyone remain calm in order to properly handle the immediate aftermath of an automobile collision.
Meanwhile, here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving and avoid accidents:
– Always drive at a controllable speed.
– Never assume you know the other driver’s intention.
– Also, be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
– This one, we should never neglect: yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
– Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phones unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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