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San Diego, CA – 19-year-old pedestrian killed by semi on I-15

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SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck struck and killed a 19-year-old pedestrian on Interstate 15 northbound Sunday, the California Highway Patrol said.

CHP Public Information Officer Salvador Castro said the man walked into the traffic lanes for unknown reasons on the right shoulder of I-15 south of Carroll Canyon Road shortly after 5:30 a.m. The man was struck by a driver in a white Freightliner big rig shortly afterward. The man suffered severe injuries as a result. He died at the scene, Castro said.

During the investigation, the right lane of northbound I-15 was closed for two-and-a-half hours. As a result, the driver of the Freightliner stayed on the scene to speak with investigators. Castro withheld the victim’s name pending notification of next of kin. Additionally, a toxicology report will be conducted to see if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Semi-Truck Accident Attorneys in California

California roadways are filled with car accidents. Accidents like these cause gridlock and rubbernecking, making traveling safely nearly impossible for tens of thousands of residents. In California alone, more than 150,000 people are injured in car accidents each year.

Thousands of other victims will need emergency medical treatment and long-term hospitalization for their injuries, even though a majority of auto accidents cause nothing more serious than comparatively minor annoyances.

A car accident, especially one that happens at high speeds, is more likely to cause broken bones, brain damage, and spinal cord injuries, all of which will require extensive medical treatment.

The most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence. Among these negligent behaviors are texting or using a cellphone while driving, drunk driving, speeding, disregarding traffic control devices, and engaging in unsafe driving behaviors.

California Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

In the event that victims are injured in accidents caused by negligent drivers, they should contact an experienced car accident attorney in San Diego as soon as possible. Working with a knowledgeable legal team after an accident can make all the difference when it comes to protecting your rights and getting the justice you deserve.

At Torem & Associates, our San Diego semi-truck accident attorneys assist clients in pursuing legal claims against at-fault drivers in order to recover the maximum amount of compensation available. At Torem.com, our personal injury lawyers provide aggressive legal representation to ensure accident victims throughout Los Angeles County are able to hold those at fault accountable for their injuries.

We advocate for the rights of accident victims to receive full and fair compensation for medical treatments as well as any other financial hardships they may face moving forward. To discuss legal options available to you if you have been injured in a preventable accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in California at (888) 500-5000.

Note: Our team of writers utilizes secondary sources when creating these posts.  These sources include but are not limited to local news reports, police accident reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in the San Diego.  For that reason, the details surrounding the incident have not been independently verified by our team of writers.  If you locate any information that is not correct in our post, please contact our firm right away so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available.  

Disclaimer: Our firm, Torem & Associates, has worked hard to become valued members of the local business community.  We write these posts as a way to bring awareness to the dangers of driving or being a passenger in any type of automobile accident. We hope that through awareness, people will use additional caution when out on the roadways in San Diego and throughout California to prevent being seriously injured in a crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is meant to be informational and is not intended to be misconstrued as legal or medical advice. The photos used in the post are not representative of the actual accident scene. 


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