San Diego, CA (November 1, 2022) – On Saturday afternoon, October 29, a crash was reported in San Diego that killed two people and injured five others.
According to California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Mission Boulevard near San Gabriel Place. The accident occurred when a Ford was traveling south in the northbound lanes of Mission Boulevard. At the same time, a Kia was traveling north in the northbound lanes. The Ford that was traveling the wrong way crashed head-on into the Kia in the 2900 block of the road. The impact caused major damage to the vehicles.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Paramedics treated the occupants of the vehicles at the accident scene. Despite paramedics’ life-saving measures, the 62-year-old driver of the Ford and a passenger in the Kia, a 59-year-old woman, both died as a result of the collision. The names of the deceased individuals have not been released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. Two additional occupants in the Ford and three other people riding in the Kia were rushed to the hospital for emergency medical care. Officials report that one person from the Kia is listed in critical condition. The accident caused the area to be shut down for many hours as crews tended to the victims and cleared the accident.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact.
We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Our thoughts are also with the other people injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
California has a complex network of highways that includes both urban and rural highways of varying designs ranging from high-speed multi-lane freeways to two-lane rural roads. In addition, there is oftentimes a mixture of one-way and two-way roads that can be confusing for drivers who are not as familiar with the area. While navigating California’s many varied roads and highways, a driver may turn the wrong way down a road and enter a highway or one-way road and start traveling the wrong way on that road. Even if a driver realizes their error, sometimes it may be too late to correct the wrong and they may collide head-on with another vehicle.
Head-on crashes are some of the most catastrophic types of accidents that occur on California’s roads. The direct impact of the collision coupled with the high speeds of the highway combines to create a serious accident that wreaks havoc on the occupants of the vehicles involved. If a car is struck head-on, the driver and passengers often may suffer severe head trauma, concussions, broken bones, back and neck injuries, severe cuts, and lost limbs. Victims may also become paralyzed or killed as a result.
Losing a loved one is never easy to deal with. In the aftermath of losing a loved one, the deceased’s next of kin may file a wrongful death claim. An experienced and compassionate attorney can help to handle legal issues and burdens for you.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a San Diego wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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