1 Dead and 1 Injured in Escondido Auto Accident on 15 Freeway
ESCONDIDO, CA (September 17, 2020) – Early Tuesday, a man died, while another suffered injuries in a crash on the 15 Freeway and Gopher Canyon Road.
The 21-year-old male driver from San Jacinto and his 21-year-old passenger traveled in a northbound Lexus ES 350. However, due to speeding, their vehicle steered off the freeway, south of Gopher Canyon Road just after 12:30 a.m.
Then, the sedan went across a dirt-and-asphalt center median. Afterward, the vehicle fell into a brushy embankment and hit a wire guardrail at the top of the slope.
CHP public-affairs Officer Mark Latulippe added that the vehicle overturned and rolled multiple times. Eventually, the driver was ejected from the vehicle.
Medical responders transported both men to Palomar Medical Center. Unfortunately, the driver was later declared dead at the hospital. Meanwhile, his passenger, of Perris, suffered severe injuries. Their identities remain unreleased at this time.
According to authorities, both men didn’t wear a seat belt during the Escondido crash. Latulippe said that intoxication may be a factor in the crash.
We understand that losing a loved one is never easy. Our law firm would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to those mourning the heartbreaking loss of the victims who passed in the Crash on 15 Freeway and Gopher Canyon Road.
What Follows the Crash on 15 Freeway and Gopher Canyon Road
It is clear now more than ever that one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other individuals. This is quite common in accidents that result in death. Therefore, the family of the victim must become aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.
Indeed, a wrongful death suit forces liable parties to become accountable for their actions.
“The last thing most families want to deal with is piles of paperwork. Even questions from insurance companies and obtaining police reports can be stressful,” says Mark Sweet, an attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Turning to an experienced attorney can provide you with peace of mind. By hiring representation, you will also have someone make sure that your rights are respected and that justice will be served.
Losing a loved one can be distressing for your family and those involved, to say the least. You may have a chance to obtain justice and the means needed to cover unexpected monetary, physical, and emotional damages. With 40 years of practice, Sweet Lawyers is confident that we can tackle your wrongful death lawsuit and help you recover. Our lawyers are here to guide you during your legal battle. We will help you acquire the justice and compensation needed to cover any financial hardships. Sweet Lawyers are no stranger to wrongful death cases. For a free case evaluation, call (800) 674 7852.