[04-20-2024] San Diego County, CA – At Least One Person Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Along I-5 in East Village

Published April 23, 2024

[04-20-2024] At Least One Person Killed Following Multi-Vehicle Collision Along I-5 in East VillageAt least one person was killed following a multi-vehicle collision in East Village, San Diego, on Saturday evening, April 20, 2024.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident happened around 10:10 p.m. along Interstate 5 near the exit to Imperial Avenue.

Reports indicate that a body was found in the freeway lanes. The authorities have not confirmed whether the deceased victim was a motorcyclist or a pedestrian.

It is currently unclear how many people and vehicles were involved. Several injured patients were also reported.

The southbound lanes of the freeway were shut down overnight. The authorities have not released further information about 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.