Early Monday morning, a motorcyclist was hit and killed by a wrong-way suspected drunk driver on the Interstate 5 in San Ysidro. According to NBC San Diego, the DUI suspect, in a Mazda 3, was driving northbound in the southbound I-5 lanes north of Dairy Mart Road. The Mazda 3 driver crashed head-on with the motorcyclist who was driving the right way.
The California Highway Patrol confirmed that the impact of the crash caused the Mazda to spin out onto the freeway. Shortly after the spin out, a Dodge truck with three people hit the Mazda. The driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The suspected drunk driver suffered minor injuries as well and was taken to the hospital. This tragic incident is a shame, and the team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers send our deepest condolences to the friends and family involved in this accident.
Wrongful death lawsuits involve the circumstance where the victim was killed by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of the defendant. Motorcycle accidents are just as common as automobile accidents and are often caused by negligent drivers. Our skilled and compassionate lawyers advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. If you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another, please contact our law office for a free case consultation.