Around 4:20 a.m. today, authorities shut down State Route 78 in San Pasqual after a semi truck overturned.
According to San Diego police, the accident happened about four miles east of San Diego Zoo Safari Park. No one was hurt in the accident, but police closed State Route 78 from Academy Trail to Orosco Truck Trail to clean up the damage and to prevent other accidents from happening.
It is very fortunate that no one was hurt here. It is easy to see how the outcome could have been very different. We suspect the fact that the incident happened so early in the morning is to thank for the fact that no one was harmed.
As personal injury attorneys who often work with the victims of truck, car and motorcycle accidents, we are very familiar with the kind of devastation that these incidents can wreak on innocent and unsuspecting people. That's a large part of the reason why we have devoted a significant portion of our practice to doing what we can to help such people.
If you are ever hurt in an auto accident, or if you are unfortunate enough to lose a loved one in such an accident, it may be beneficial for you to talk over what happened with an attorney. That conversation might give you a better sense of what your options are. If you choose to file a lawsuit, you may be able to ask to be compensated for your pain and suffering, missed work and medical bills.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, "SR-78 in San Pasqual shut down due to crash," Debbi Baker, Aug. 16, 2013