Escondido, CA – 1 Killed When SUV Flies Off I-15, Overturns

Escondido, CA – 1 Killed When SUV Flies Off I-15, Overturns

Escondido, CA (March 3, 2020) – One person was killed and another seriously injured after a suspected alcohol-related collision in Escondido, California on Tuesday morning, March 3rd. The crash happened just past midnight on I-15 NB at the intersection of Via Rancho Parkway. The California Highway Patrol reported that both passengers were unrestrained at the time of the crash and were ejected from the vehicle. 

A gold Lexus reportedly lost control for unknown reasons, veering off the highway and rolling over multiple times. A 24-year-old Florida man landed in the roadway where he was struck by an oncoming vehicle. A 20-year-old San Diego woman was transported to Palomar Medical Center in critical condition. 

Drugs and/or alcohol are believed to be a factor in the crash. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress. 

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

Fatal DUI Accidents in California 

Escondido, CA - 1 Killed When SUV Flies Off I-15, Struck by SemiDUI collisions happen in California with alarming frequency. The CA Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs claims that 10 to 12 percent of crashes involve intoxication. 35 percent of drivers arrested with a blood alcohol content level of above 0.08 are aged 21 to 24. The average DUI offender has a BAC level of 0.15. 

11 percent of Californian drivers involved in crashes tested positive for some kind of drug in 2011. Injured victims and their families are often left completely devastated after a serious DUI collision. Injured parties and their families should consult with a California DUI attorney to discuss possible compensation.

The Coastal Legal Center understands the hardship of losing a loved one. It’s our goal to ensure you and your family are secured after the loss of a beloved family member. Give us a call at (619) 231- 0724 to see how we can help. 

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.