Oceanside, CA – Teenage Girl Killed after Violent Collision along Interstate 5 Freeway
Oceanside, CA (August 9, 2018) – A San Diego local news source reported that a teenage girl was killed during a violent collision that happened along the Interstate 5 Freeway. Witnesses first found the victim at 9:45 AM in the morning on Thursday, August 9, 2018. At this time, no detailed information concerning the identity of the deceased teenager or the 21-year old male motorist involved in the crash has been revealed.
According to the initial news source, people had seen the teenager standing along Interstate 5’s right shoulder when, according to authorities, she raised her hand to signal drivers. After walking west along several lanes of Interstate 5, the pedestrian was clipped by an oncoming 2008 Chevrolet as she approached one lane away from the left side of the freeway.
Sometime later, paramedics were dispatched to the crash site and airlifted the teenager to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. After being brought to the hospital, the girl succumbed to her injuries and died.
Afterward, investigators explained the 21-year old San Diego man who was driving the Chevrolet had attempted to swerve out of the way of the pedestrian but ultimately failed, due to the fact that he was traveling at approximately 30 mph.
As of now, the investigation is ongoing.
We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased teenager and wish them strength and peace of mind during this difficult time.
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Given the circumstances, officials have still not determined how this tragic accident occurred. As explained, the 21-year old San Diego man had tried to avoid a collision with the girl but failed. As part of the ongoing investigation, officials will inspect the Chevrolet and examine photos of the crash site to determine if the man had experienced mechanical issues or system failure, forcing him to hit the teenager. Officials may also consider if drugs, alcohol, negligence, or recklessness contributed to the accident in any way.
Once the case is resolved, the members of the deceased teenager’s family may have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the guilty party. Through legal intervention, these individuals can receive much-needed compensation for funeral expenses, the tragic loss of a loved one, amongst other unfortunate circumstances.
We at Brady Law Group will work with you to ensure your rights and give you the peace of mind needed to focus on your recovery.
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Note: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified by our own writing staff. If you have identified any false information in the story, please inform us immediately, and we will adjust the posting to reflect the most accurate content available.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Brady Law Group strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. 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. We wish only the best and quickest recovery for all those involved in the accident.