Escondido, CA – UPDATE: Victim Identified in Harmony Grove Rd CrashSan Diego Legal News
Escondido, CA (February 5, 2020) – The victim who was killed in a crash on Friday morning, January 31st, in Escondido, California has been identified by authorities. At around 7:40 a.m., the accident in question occurred at the intersection of Harmony Grove Road and Wild Willow Hollow Road, near the Elfin Forest Preserve. Bernardo Valdez, 28, was killed in the accident.
Valdez was reportedly driving a Subaru WRX sedan when he veered into oncoming traffic, side-swiping a Toyota Prius before hitting a Toyota Highlander SUV. Valdez was partially ejected from the Subaru and was pronounced dead at the scene. All four occupants of the Highlander were injured in the crash.
No further updates have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Bernardo Valdez at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in California
Being involved in a head-on collision is always a serious matter. These crashes are particularly dangerous, often resulting in fatal injuries. Head-on accidents take place when two vehicles are traveling directly toward the other at the time of impact.
Each year, head-on collisions are responsible for 10 percent of all fatal accidents. When you consider that head-on crashes are only involved in 2 percent of all crashes, you can see how deadly they truly are. Injured parties should consult with an experienced California car crash attorney to discuss options for compensation.
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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.