San Diego, CA – UPDATE: Driver Killed, Passenger Injured in I-15 Crash
San Diego, CA (April 27, 2020) – On Sunday, April 26th, a fiery crash in San Diego left a 51-year-old woman dead and her passenger severely burned. The San Diego woman was traveling south on I-15 in a 1999 Lincoln Town Car when she was rear-ended by a 2016 Kia Optima near I-8 at around 12:15 a.m. The crash caused the Lincoln to catch fire, with both parties trapped inside.
Parties at the scene managed to rescue the passenger but were unable to extricate the driver. The passenger reportedly suffered severe burns. The other driver, a 26-year-old Spring Valley woman, was injured in the crash. No updates are available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by the California Highway Patrol.
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.
Deadly Car Accidents in California
Thousands are killed in vehicle collisions across California each year. In 2017 alone, 3,898 people in the state suffered fatal injuries in the aftermath of a car accident. Roadway fatalities in California have increased by 23.5 percent since 2013.
The preventable death of a loved one can be a shattering and entirely traumatic experience. Wrongful death suits can be raised from careless acts, including a car crash, result in the death of a family member. Surviving family members should consult with a California wrongful death lawyer who can help guide them through the process.
If you are filing a wrongful death claim in San Diego, hiring an attorney from the Coastal Legal Center can significantly benefit your case. We know how to litigate wrongful death claims and can adapt our strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Contact our offices today at (619) 231- 0724 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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.