Another life was taken far too early along a California road yesterday.
This time, the incident took place in Escondido just before 1 o’clock in the morning. A Ford Mustang was traveling east along Route 78 when the driver entered the ramp that connects that road with the southbound Interstate 15. That was when the vehicle careened across the freeway.
The passenger side of the vehicle crashed into a guard rail along the highway before smashing into a concrete wall that ran along the left side of the interstate. The driver, who the California Highway Patrol has said was not utilizing a seat belt at the time of the accident, suffered fatal injuries as a result of being partially tossed out the passenger window.
Because the lanes heading south are separated from the opposing lanes by a large open gap, the concrete wall was the only thing that stopped the vehicle from going over the edge of the freeway and crashing to a street beneath.
I think it’s terribly sad that yet another person passed away while traveling along a California highway. It seems like that’s all I read about as a Roseville car accident lawyer. My heart goes out to the family of the victim in this crash, and as a personal injury lawyer in Roseville, I hope that everyone in the state uses every possible safety precaution when heading out on the roads. You never know when a hazard could present itself.