Two men were killed in a terrible crash that occurred on I-15. The crash happened at about 11:45 PM in the northbound lanes near the Miramer Road and Pomerado Road exit ramp. According to accident reports, a Ford Mustang was seen speeding and driving in a reckless manner before crashing into the rear of a Toyota Corolla. The collision caused the car to go out of control and ended up in the path of oncoming traffic. The Mustang crashed on the side of the road and the driver fled the vehicle.

The Toyota was then hit by a San Diego Police Department vehicle driven by a sergeant. The SDPD vehicle rolled over and the Toyota caught on fire. Two men in the Toyota were killed. A woman in the Toyota was pulled to safety by bystanders and was taken to the hospital with major injuries. The SDPD sergeant sustained minor to moderate injuries.

The driver of the Mustang allegedly caused the accident. The police utilized a helicopter to locate the man, who was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. The accident caused a shutdown of the northbound lanes of the freeway for hours.

Negligence in Vehicle Accidents
When a driver speeds, drives in reckless manner, or drives while intoxicated, it may be considered negligence. Drivers know that these conditions can lead to accidents and to serious injuries or deaths. All drivers are required to follow the laws and the rules of the road while behind the wheel. Mistakes can occur, but a driver is responsible for his or her actions, especially when they are negligent.

In this case, according to witness reports, the Mustang driver was likely negligent when he hit the Toyota. He caused the Toyota to end up in oncoming traffic where it was hit again. If the driver was intoxicated, it also adds to his negligence. The victims in this case may seek damages from the driver. It is unknown whether the driver had insurance.

Seeking Damages After a Vehicle Collision
It seems clear in this instance that the crash was caused by the negligence of the Mustang driver. However, it is not always easy to determine the cause of the crash or which driver was negligent. An experienced personal injury attorney will review the details of the crash, examine police reports and witness statements and view any surveillance video to help prove how the accident occurred. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

You may need to take legal action to obtain the compensation you are owed. You could be owed money for your medical expenses, rehabilitation or physical therapy, and future medical care. You might also recover other damages such as money for pain and suffering and lost wages. Many lawsuits are resolved with a settlement, although some may need to proceed to court. If you were hurt in an accident, do not delay. Call the skilled legal team at the Law Office of Patrick G. Shea today to discuss your accident.

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