Two drivers and five people were hurt in a fatal San Diego multi-car accident that occurred on March 11‚ 2010‚ on the southbound side of Interstate 805 (I-805)‚ just north of Market Street and south of State Route 94 (SR-94). The accident happened around 1:50 a.m.
The first car crash involved a 34-year old man driving a 2008 Saturn who lost control and went into the median wall. His vehicle came to rest blocking the southbound fast lane of the freeway and was struck from behind by a driver in a 1998 Nissan Sentra. Paramedics took two people to UCSD Medical Center‚ two people to Sharp Memorial Hospital and one person to Scripps Mercy Hospital‚ a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher said.
A third auto accident occurred when a good Samaritan‚ Sean Daniel Franklin‚ stopped on the right shoulder of the freeway and ran across lanes to try to divert traffic from the accident site. Franklin‚ 33‚ was putting flares on the road to keep cars away from the fast lane when he was struck by a vehicle–possibly a four-door 2001 BMW‚ either a 330i or a 325–that failed to stop. Franklin suffered major injuries. A fourth wreck occurred in the backup caused by the earlier crashes. Eduardo Michael Diaz‚ who was driving a 1996 Honda Civic‚ was unable to avoid the stopped traffic in front of him and ran into an unknown vehicle‚ which drove off. Diaz suffered major injuries in that crash. In all‚ five people suffered major injuries and were hospitalized.
Our office wishes for a quick recovery for the injured people and offers condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. The possible reason behind the multiple auto accidents seems to be driving under influence. We yet again urge all drivers to take as much caution as possible while driving after drinking. Because of a slow reflex system due to intoxication‚ even small incidences turn into disasters.
Ross Jurewitz is a San Diego car accident lawyer and the managing attorney of the Jurewitz Law Group‚ a California law firm dedicated to representing people seriously injured and the families of people killed by the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been hurt or killed in San Diego auto accident‚ please order your free copy of Mr. Jurewitz’s book‚ The Ten Biggest Mistakes that can Destroy Your California Accident Case. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it is free to all California residents.
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