Person Killed in Collision on State Route 78 [Oceanside, CA]

Person Killed in Collision on State Route 78 [Oceanside, CA]

1 Injured in Oceanside Fatal Crash

Oceanside, CA (March 4, 2024) A person was injured and another was killed following a vehicle collision on State Route 78 Sunday afternoon.

This traffic accident happened past 4:15 p.m. on the eastbound lanes of the freeway near El Camino Real wherein a small car crashed into the large excavator parked near the shoulder. The driver and the passenger were trapped inside the vehicle.

The rescuers were able to extract the driver from the vehicle and airlifted them to a nearby trauma center.

Moreover, it took 30 minutes for the emergency crew to free the passenger. The firefighters used special equipment and advanced techniques in extricating the passenger. The medical team took them to nearby trauma center but they went into traumatic cardiac arrest while in the ambulance. Officers said that as of 7 p.m. Sunday, the passenger was in critical, but stable condition.

Meanwhile there is no information if it was the passenger or the driver who died in this collision. 

CHP is investigating the cause of the collision.


Sweet Lawyers extends our condolences to the loved ones of the person killed in the collision on State Route 78. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


2 Trapped Following Traffic Collision on State Route 78

Dealing with the aftermath of a tragic loss following a vehicle crash can seem unimaginable.

It is good to know that the bereaved must have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.

A wrongful death suit is a civil action that may help you move forward when a crash impacts you or your family in irreparable ways.

Additionally, the crushing grief that comes with mourning unexpected loss is not an easy load to bear alone.

Significantly, it allows surviving family members to achieve vindication for their dearly departed. Holding parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.

Furthermore, nearly 1.25 million people are killed in car accidents each year. That means, on average, auto accidents cause 3,287 deaths per day.

Road accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 1-54.

The Best Thing To Do Following a Fatal Crash

With this in mind, we encourage the family of the victim in this fatal collision to contact Sweet Lawyers.

Our litigators will work on your behalf to hold the responsible party accountable for their failure to follow traffic laws, resulting in the untimely death of your loved one.

We do more than simply win cases; our purpose is to maximize your recovery and grant you peace of mind, with your future at the forefront. During your initial call, we’ll discuss your case at length to determine your legal options. In addition, you won’t pay a dime in retainer or holding fees over this case. Call us at (800) 674-7852 for a free consultation.

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