i-8 | San Diego Injury Accident Lawyer Blog
73-year-old Celia Torres and her 16-year-old grandson David Gonzalez were killed in a tragic DUI car accident that occurred on December 9, 2011, around 5:45 p.m. on state Route 125 (SR-125) in La Mesa just south of Interstate 8 (I-8). According to California Highway Patrol, a suspected drunken driver struck the Nissan Pathfinder, causing it to burst into flames and leave both the victims trapped inside. According to a passerby Jeff Lieres, a Chevrolet Silverado driven by 39-year-old Justin Foulds swiped a car and then struck the Pathfinder, causing a four-car crash. Both Torres and Gonzalez were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Read the rest »
Two adults and two children, a 10-year-old and a 6-year-old, suffered serious injuries in a three-vehicle crash that occurred on December 4, 2011, around 10 a.m. on eastbound side of the freeway near Waring Road on Interstate 8 (I-8). According to the California Highway Patrol, a Land Rover heading eastbound at about 80 to 90mph clipped a red car, then rear-ended a Lexus SUV, causing it to spin out and go over the center divider of the freeway.
The impact of the collision made the SUV fall 120 to 150 feet down an embankment. Both the adults in the car were immediately transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital and the two kids were taken to Rady Children’s Hospital to receive medical treatment. Read the rest »
A 52-year-old El Cajon resident was killed in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on November 16, 2011, around 5:45 a.m. on Interstate 8 (I-8) in the Alpine area. According to California Highway Patrol and San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, the driver’s eastbound sedan rear-ended the tractor-trailer near East Victoria Drive.
The motorist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious car wreck. If there occurred a loss of control due to a vehicular malfunction, then the auto maker may be financially responsible for the accident and the damages. Read the rest »
Two unidentified people were killed in a serious car wreck that occurred on October 2‚ 2011‚ around 1:45 p.m. on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) near the town of Inkopah‚ close to the Mexican border. According to the authorities‚ a car carrying two people went off the freeway‚ rolled down an embankment‚ and landed on its roof.
Both the people travelling in the car were pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the available information‚ it is unclear what led to this fatal car wreck. Investigating officers need to determine whether the motorist was speeding‚ distracted‚ or if there was another vehicle was involved. Read the rest »
A driver and his passenger suffered minor injuries in a truck accident that occurred on August 15‚ 2011‚ around 11 a.m. on westbound Interstate 8 (I-8) just west of North Johnson Avenue in the El Cajon area. According to the California Highway Patrol Officers‚ a red Ford Mustang being driven by Pejman Sagart rear-ended truck carrying scaffolding.
Authorities said that the truck driver made an unsafe lane change when he was hit by the Mustang. The impact of the collision was so strong that the Mustang was lifted off the ground. Both Sagart and his passenger had to be extricated out of their car to save their lives. Sagart and his passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at the accident scene. Read the rest »
A 41-year-old Santee man was killed in an Alpine motorcycle accident that occurred on August 9‚ 2011‚ on around 9 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 8 (I-8) west of Tavern Road. According to the California Highway Patrol officers‚ the biker was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson eastbound and rear-ended 2001 international semi.
The 51-year-old truck driver Mario Solis told said he heard a noise from the back of the truck‚ pulled over‚ and saw the injured biker. The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Investigating officers told that there were no indications of drugs and alcohol contributing to this fatal motorcycle crash. Read the rest »
A 14-year-old girl along with a 1-year-old boy suffered serious injuries in a San Diego car accident that occurred on November 24‚ 2010‚ around 3:00 p.m. Both the victims were travelling in an SUV that made a turn and went off an embankment along Interstate 8 (I-8) and overturned.
According to the California Highway Patrol‚ the SUV was travelling eastbound when it spun out of control and rolled down an embankment near the Texas Street exit. The teenage girl was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car at the time of the auto accident‚ while the boy was sitting in the back seat. The injured girl was immediately transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The injured toddler suffered cuts to his arms and legs and was rushed to a hospital for treatment. The driver of the car fortunately did not suffer any serious injuries in this car accident. Read the rest »