In the early hours of today, a woman was found passed out on the 805 Interstate in San Diego. Her car was completely stopped in the middle of the freeway, creating a serious hazard. She was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
At around 1 a.m. a woman was found behind the wheel passed out in the northbound lanes of I-805 near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard. CHP officers arrived at the scene and attempted to wake the woman up. One officer tapped on her window waking the driver up, but she took her foot off the brake causing the car to slowly roll away.
The officer ran was forced to smash the passenger side window to unlock the car. He was then able to enter the car and put the emergency brake to keep the car from moving further.
A bottle of alcohol and several other drinks were found in the car when CHP officers searched the vehicle. The CHP officer suffered a minor cut from smashing the glass window, but thankfully no others were injured.
Traffic was blocked off for several hours to make sure other vehicles did not hit the stopped car or the CHP officers.
Fortunately, no one was majorly hurt in this incident and CHP officers were able to act quickly to get the situation under control.
A 32-year-old woman was killed when she was crushed by a gravel truck in Martinez on Monday March 23.
Monday afternoon constructions workers had requested the woman to move her vehicle from the driveway along the narrow, hilly, and winding street of the 800 block of Shell Avenue. As she was moving her car, a big rig parked adjacent to her vehicle carrying gravel tipped over, fatally crushing the vehicle and the woman inside.
Investigators say that the driver of the big rig was raising the the trailer to dump the gravel when it tipped over.
The victim was engaged and pregnant with her second child. Her 4-year-old daughter was nearby the scene when the accident happened, but was not injured.
Neighbors and relatives believed that construction work had resumed, but city public officials stated that the area needed to be worked on for safely measures to secure the area. Construction work has since been shut down beginning Tuesday afternoon.
Relatives are fundraising to have family from Montana come to California to attend the victims funeral as well as a separate fundraiser for the victim’s 4-year-old daughter.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
No amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one, but finding justice and compensation for a wrongful death may bring peace to your family. It is important to know that wrongful death can be fought and you do not have to feel that you cannot get justice for you loved one.
A Riverside teen was fatally struck while trying to run across the 91 freeway near a popular shopping mall on Monday evening, March 23.
The 16-year-old boy was attempting to take a shortcut and run across the freeway from north side of Indiana Avenue to the south. He had run across the westbound lanes, made it over the center divider and almost made it across the eastbound lane, when a 2013 Mercedes fatally struck the teen.
The driver of the Mercedes was traveling at around 65 to 70 miles per hour when they hit the pedestrian. The driver called 9-1-1 immediately to report the accident.
The victim may have gone through the windshield of the Mercedes from the impact, injuring a 13-year-old passenger, who was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The young victim was a student at Arlington High School and there will be a crisis team at the campus for fellow students.
It is never safe to cross a busy freeway. Vehicles are traveling at much faster speeds compared to when they are on local streets. Even when involved in an auto accident on the freeway, make sure to move your vehicle to the shoulder away from moving traffic. Whenever possible, remain in your vehicle with your seatbelt on. Many people are killed on California highways every year while standing outside of their cars.