Chula Vista, CA – UPDATE: Fatal Victim in I-5 Pileup was War VeteranSan Diego Legal News
Chula Vista, CA (February 4, 2020) – The victim of a deadly multi-vehicle accident in Chula Vista, California has been identified. The accident took place Saturday, February 1st, on I-5 SB near L Street around 5 a.m. The victim, a new father and war veteran, was identified as David Ramirez, 23.
Authorities were notified of a wrong-way collision on I-5. Ramirez’s vehicle had been hit head-on by a wrong-way driver, causing the vehicle to overturn many times. Local sources reported that at least seven vehicles were involved in the accident.
No other details have been released at this time. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of David Ramirez at this time.
Wrong-Way Crashes in California
When a driver travels the wrong way down the road, it has the potential to cause life-threatening injuries. These crashes result in head-on impacts, which account for nearly 10 percent of all fatal crashes. On average, around 355 people are killed in wrong-way collisions across the country.
These types of accidents often result in fatal injuries. When a victim is killed in a crash, the surviving family members often have to deal with the financial consequences. An experienced California car crash attorney can help family members obtain fair compensation.
The Coastal Legal Center is here to help families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We can help you hold a reckless driver accountable for their actions. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help.
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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.