Tragedy struck in the Paradise Hills area of San Diego when two women were killed early Sunday morning in a hit-and-run crash around 2:25 AM.
A sedan headed westbound on Paradise Valley Road made a left turn toward Munda Road. It was then broadsided by an oncoming truck, the driver of which ran away after the crash. By Sunday afternoon, police had still not located the man. There were four individuals in the sedan, two of whom died at the hospital. A 25-year-old woman was the front passenger, and a 20-year-old woman was in the rear passenger seat; they both lost their lives. Currently, the names of those women are being withheld.
The driver of the sedan was a 22-year-old woman, and she suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries. She was also taken to the hospital. Firefighters were forced to cut off the top of the car to extract her due to the damage done by the pickup truck crash. There was also a 25-year-old man in the rear driver’s side seat who complained of pain, but there is no indication that he went to the hospital.
A video of the incident is on YouTube, showing the completely destroyed sedan, people being loaded into an ambulance, and first-responders working tirelessly to help those trapped inside. It took more than a dozen firefighters, police officers, and EMTs to extract the injured people and load them into ambulances. The truck responsible for the Paradise Valley pickup truck accident can also be seen in the video.
“The scene of this hit and run crash in Paradise Valley was awful,” said San Diego personal injury attorney Brett Schreiber. “Two women lost their lives, and who knows the full extent of the injuries to the other two people. It’s horrific, and we hope the man who caused this crash is caught and brought to justice.”
Paradise Hills Wrongful Death Hit-And-Run Collision
Hit and run collisions in San Diego have become a growing concern, leaving victims with devastating injuries and families in distress. These accidents occur when a driver involved in a collision flees the scene without stopping to provide assistance or exchange information. The consequences of hit and run incidents can be severe, leading to physical, emotional, and financial hardships for the victims.
San Diego’s busy roads and freeways make it a prime location for these types of accidents. Pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists are all at risk of being involved in such incidents. Whether it’s a busy intersection, a residential neighborhood or a highway, hit and run accidents can happen anywhere, leaving victims vulnerable and often without recourse.
Injuries resulting from hit and run accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to catastrophic injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even fatalities. The sudden impact of a hit and run incident can leave victims in shock and disoriented, making it difficult for them to take immediate action. Furthermore, the absence of the at-fault driver adds an additional layer of complexity to the situation, making it challenging for victims to pursue legal claims and seek compensation.
In San Diego, there are legal protections in place for hit and run victims. California law requires drivers involved in an accident to stop and remain at the scene, providing their contact information and rendering aid if necessary. Failing to do so is a criminal offense, punishable by fines, imprisonment and the suspension of driving privileges. However, despite these penalties, hit and run incidents continue to plague the city, leaving victims with physical injuries and emotional trauma.
Raising awareness about hit and run incidents is crucial to combat this problem. Community outreach programs, public service announcements and educational campaigns can help promote responsible driving and encourage witnesses to come forward with information. By fostering a culture of accountability, San Diego can strive towards reducing hit and run accidents and ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents.
“The two people who were killed likely left behind a long trail of loved ones who cared for them” added Mr. Schreiber, a partner at Singleton Schreiber. “Their families deserve restitution, and the two injured people also deserve justice. We hope they find skilled attorneys who can help them put their lives back together.”