[04-19-2024] San Diego County, CA – 19-Year-Old Driver Killed Following DUI Collision Near Valley Center

Published April 24, 2024

[04-19-2024] 19-Year-Old Driver Killed Following DUI Collision Near Valley Center19-year-old driver was killed following a DUI collision near Valley Center, San Diego County, on Friday evening, April 19, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident occurred before 8:20 p.m. between Valley Center Road and West Tribal Road.

Reports indicate that a 34-year-old Hispanic driver traveling in a white Ford Expedition collided with a white Toyota Camry.

The 19-year-old man driving the Toyota was declared dead at the scene. He was identified as a Hispanic resident of Valley Center.

The Ford driver, Fernando Porras A., was unharmed. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on multiple charges, including DUI.

The authorities are still conducting an investigation into the fatal collision.

Don’t Know What To Do After An Accident?

Your safety and rights depend on what you do next after an accident. Remember the following steps if you find yourself in one:

  • Check yourself for any injuries.

  • Stay on the scene, call 9-1-1, and wait for emergency responders.

  • Move your vehicle to the road shoulder if safe; turn on hazard lights.

  • Fully cooperate with law enforcement and stay until cleared to leave.

  • Document the scene and injuries with photos and videos.

  • Seek immediate medical attention.

  • Contact your insurance company and find a personal injury lawyer for legal advice.

What A Lawyer Can Do For You

Many victims put off calling a lawyer even if they sustain injuries after an accident. However, lawyers can help you in many ways. They can provide you with police reports, CCTV footage, and witness statements to strengthen your case. Your attorney will also negotiate with insurance companies to get you fair compensation. 

The best part is that they will do all of these things for you at no upfront cost. So if you’re injured in an accident, hire a personal injury attorney to recover medical bills, car repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.