A car accident claimed one young woman’s life in San Diego on October 19, 2012, according to NBC News in San Diego. The two-vehicle collision occurred around 7:30 p.m. near the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park.
Officials from the San Diego Police Department, the Escondido Fire Department, the San Diego Fire Rescue and the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of the collision. According to reports, the victim, a 20-year-old woman, was traveling west in a Ford Mustang on San Pasqual Road when she struck the carcass of a dead dear that was lying in the roadway. After striking the deer carcass, the Mustang then crossed over into oncoming traffic, where it was T-boned by a Ford Explorer.
Sgt. Jim Reschke told reporters that evidence from the scene of the accident indicated that the deer was dead before the car hit it and already lying on the road. Drugs and alcohol were not suspected factors. The woman in the Mustang was transported to Palomar Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead upon arrival. The two occupants of the SUV sustained minor injuries.
An investigation of the accident shut down traffic for several hours. It will be interesting to see how long investigators determine the carcass was lying in the road before the accident. Please visit our website for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident.
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