On Saturday, July 26, a car crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer while driving along Interstate 5 near Cardiff-by-the-Sea. The accident caused the death of one person in the car, while others received injuries. The crash happened early in the morning on Saturday.
California Highway Patrol says that the truck stopped on the north side of the I-5 near the Manchester exit at around 2:30AM. According to the police, the driver said the reason he stopped on the interstate was due to a loose strap on the vehicle that he needed to fix. He pulled off to the right shoulder of the road and attempted to fix it.
It was at that point that a 2009 Nissan car ran into the back of the truck. The car was carrying three women. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. The other two women in the vehicle received injuries and went to the hospital. The police said they had moderate injuries. The truck driver received minor injuries.
The details on this case are currently limited and it is unclear what factors, other than the tractor-trailer being on the side of the road, caused the accident. While the details might be scarce, it should serve as a reminder to anyone who drives the roads around San Diego, day or night that they need to be vigilant and always aware of their surroundings. Not paying attention, driving while tired, distracted, or under the influence, all contribute to accidents.
Anyone who has been in an accident should make sure to get in touch with an attorney who will be able to help them make better sense of their case. If the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, then there is a chance that the victim can receive damages for the injuries they suffered.