[04-23-2024] San Diego County, CA – Three People Injured After Collision Sends Vehicle Into Gas Station in Escondido

Published April 23, 2024

[04-23-2024] Three People Injured After Collision Sends Vehicle Into Gas Station in EscondidoThree people were injured after a collision caused a vehicle to hit a gas station in Escondido on Tuesday morning, April 23, 2024.

According to the Escondido Fire Department, the incident occurred around 10:08 a.m. at a Chevron station near East Valley Parkway and North Rose Street.

Reports indicate that two cars collided, causing one of the vehicles to hit a gas pump. A man was reportedly standing beside the gas pump, which fell on top of him.

The male victim was rescued and taken to Palomar Hospital with a head injury. The drivers of both vehicles sustained minor injuries and were also hospitalized.

The collision did not cause any fires or fuel spills. The authorities are currently conducting an investigation into the incident.

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.