Chula Vista, CA – 2 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on I-5San Diego Legal News
Chula Vista, CA (February 1, 2020) – A multi-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver left two people dead in Chula Vista, California on Saturday morning, February 1st. The California Highway Patrol reported that the crash took place on I-5 SB near L Street at around 4:55 a.m. as a driver was traveling northbound on the southbound lanes. Authorities responded to the scene to render aid to those injured in the accident.
The wrong-way driver, who didn’t have his lights on, collided head-on with a Ford Focus.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being handled by CHP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in California
When a driver is traveling down the wrong side of the road and collides with another vehicle, it’s referred to as a wrong-way collision. Each year, an estimated 355 people are killed in wrong-way car crashes. These crashes are rare, only accounting for 1 percent of roadway fatalities, but often cause severe and life-threatening injuries.
Of all the accidents you can be involved in, wrong-way crashes are likely the most devastating. These crashes have a high likelihood of resulting in loss of life. In some cases, surviving family members can recover lost compensation with the help of a California personal injury attorney.
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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.