Car crash leaves 1 person killed and 1 other injured on the 5 Freeway in Sorrento Valley
According to a local news article from ABC10 News, on Saturday, February 17th 2108, one person lost their life and another was sent to a hospital as a result of a vehicle collision that took place on Interstate 5 in Sorrento Valley.
Moreover, officials report that a wrong-way driver struck another vehicle vehicle on I-5 early on Saturday morning, as mentioned in the article. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was declared dead on the scene by authorities.
In addition, the victim that was transported to Scripps memorial Hospital in La Jolla was identified by friends as Luis Maldonado, a Marine veteran. Maldonado was on his way to a race track with his service dog Jax, who was also taken to an animal hospital and is expected to be okay.
Currently, this accident is undergoing review by authorities as they work to determine the exact cause of the collision, however it is suspected that the driver of the wrong-way vehicle was under the influence. Further details will be available at a later time once the investigation has been concluded.
We of the May Firm extend our deepest condolences to the victims affected by this unfortunate traffic accident. Our hearts sink upon hearing news of this accident and will keep the victims in our hearts and prayers.
When you’re injured you have a right to recover compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and injury costs. Whenever you are injured due to another’s negligence one of the first things you should do is hire an attorney as soon as you are able to. Contact an attorney from The May Firm today at 1-844-MAYFIRM for a free consultation and let us help you get your life back to where it was before any accident took place.