La Mesa, CA - UPDATE: Beatrice Dapolito Killed in Embankment Crash

La Mesa, CA (February 12, 2020) - The woman who was killed when she and her husband fell into an embankment from their driveway on Alto Drive in La Mesa has been identified by local authorities.

The crash originally took place on Monday afternoon, February 3rd, at around 3:50 p.m. The deceased victim has been identified as Beatrice Dapolito, 94.

Dapolito and her husband, 92, were in their 2003 Lexus ES 300 when the vehicle fell from their driveway in the Casa de Oro-Mount Helix neighborhood. Authorities believed the vehicle fell from the driveway, hitting a wall before continuing down the embankment and coming to a rest in the backyard of another home. Dapolito was pronounced dead, and her husband was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

An investigation into the crash is currently in progress. 

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Beatrice Dapolito at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly California Car Accidents

La Mesa, CA - UPDATE: Beatrice Dapolito Killed in Embankment CrashThe leading cause of death for California residents is being involved in a car accident. These collisions have a high chance of leaving victims with life-threatening injuries. Fatal crashes in the state have increased by 23.5 percent since 2013. 

California has particularly dangerous roadways. Car accidents in the state account for 11 percent of all roadway deaths. In some cases, surviving family members can obtain deserved compensation after the loss of a loved one.

The Coastal Legal Center understands the difficulty of losing a family member. There are few things more devastating than the death of a loved one. Discuss your case with a skilled California wrongful death attorney by giving us a call at (619) 231- 0724.

Notes: Outside news sources were used to create this post. Subsequently, the details of the accident have not been independently verified by our own staff. If you find any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, Coastal Legal Center strives to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in San Diego. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.