Two people were killed and one suffered serious injuries in an Interstate 15 (I-15) car accident on October 9, 2010, around 6:50 p.m. Authorities said that this fatal San Diego car accident occurred along along I-15 in City Heights.
California Highway Patrol officers said witnesses reported that one sedan went down the slope and the other down an embankment after both of vehicles collided. One female and another person were ejected from the car and both of them died at the traffic accident scene. Three people in the second car remained trapped in the car before they were evacuated.
On their arrival, paramedics found three people in critical condition and transported them to a nearby hospital for treatment. California Highway Patrol Seaergent said that there were two other people involved in this car accident who left the accidence scene before the authorities arrived. California Highway Patrol officers closed transition ramps from both north and south Interstate 15 to Interstate 805 for investigation.
This news report offers very few details about what caused this fatal car accident. There are several questions here. Who caused the accident? Who was at fault? Did alcohol or drugs play a part? Was one of the drivers fatigued at the time of the crash? Was speed or distraction a factor? Was there an auto defect or mechanical malfunction that caused the driver to lose control? We sincerely hope that investigating officials are looking into these and other issues in order to determine how or why this car collision occurred.
In such cases, accident victims can seek compensation to cover medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, and other accident related damages. The families of the people killed in this car accident can file a wrongful death claim and acquire compensation for funeral and burial expenses, anticipated future earnings of the deceased, and loss of love and compassion.
We offer our sincere condolences to families of those who lost their lives in this car accident. We also sincerely hope and pray that the injured victims recover to their health soon.
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