Cardiff, CA – Man Escapes Ambulance, Killed on I-5 at Birmingham Dr

Cardiff, CA – Man Escapes Ambulance, Killed on I-5 at Birmingham Dr

Cardiff, CA (February 23, 2020) – A man in Cardiff, California was killed after being hit by a car on Saturday night, February 22nd. The man had reportedly escaped the back of an ambulance on I-5 while in transport to VA Hospital in La Jolla, California. There were allegedly two attendants in the back with the man, who escaped his restraints and jumped out of the vehicle, which was reportedly traveling at 50 miles per hour. 

The man survived the jump but was struck by a BMW SUV near the intersection of I-5 and Birmingham Drive at around 6:35 p.m. The man was killed due to the impact. The identity of the deceased party isn’t known at this time.

Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

California Pedestrian Accidents

Cardiff, CA - Man Escapes Ambulance, Killed on I-5 at Birmingham DrPedestrians are guaranteed to suffer worse when involved in a crash with a motor vehicle. Those traveling in cars are protected by a metal frame in the event of a crash, while pedestrians will often only have the clothes on their backs. It’s no wonder that pedestrian crashes often result in fatal or life-threatening injuries. 

The pedestrian fatality rate in California is astoundingly 30 percent higher than the national average. More than 14,000 pedestrians were injured in the state in 2016 alone. Injured victims should consult with a qualified California pedestrian injury lawyer to discuss possible compensation.

At the Coastal Legal Center, we’ve successfully helped countless victims recover fair settlements. We can put our years of experience to use in your case. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to discuss your claim. 

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.