Oceanside: Mother and Daughter Killed in Crash with Semi
Posted on Dec 10, 2013
At about 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10, a mother and her young daughter were killed in a crash with a semi truck in Oceanside, just south of the Orange County line near the Border Patrol checkpoint, reported U-T San Diego. While traveling northbound on Interstate 5 in the right lane, the driver of the semi stopped to exit at the truck scales between Las Pulgas and Basilone roads. A GMC Yukon traveling at freeway speed rear-ended the semi, the impact totaling the Yukon and breaking the back axle of the truck. Emergency responders extricated the mother and daughter from the wreckage. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Oceanside accounted for 6 of the 126 fatalities and 928 of the 15,939 injuries motor vehicle occupants suffered in crashes that occurred in San Diego County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Large trucks were involved in 8 of the fatal and 228 of the injury collisions that occurred in San Diego County that year. Statewide, the number of people killed in traffic crashes increased 2.6 percent, from 2,720 in 2010 to 2,791 in 2011.
Those who have lost loved ones to traffic accidents that were caused by the negligence of other drivers have recourse through the civil justice system. For more information on the civil claims process after a fatal crash, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the mother and daughter who were killed in the crash with the semi.