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Murrieta Man Killed in Head-On Crash on East Mission Road in Fallbrook

62-Year-Old Murrieta Man Killed in Fallbrook Car Accident on East Mission Road near Fallen Leaf Lane and Hamilton Lane

Fallbrook, California (March 19, 2020) – A head-on crash claimed the life a man Wednesday afternoon in Fallbrook, according to authorities.

The deadly accident occurred at around 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18 on East Mission Road between Fallen Leaf Lane and Hamilton Lane.

The California Highway Patrol said a 62-year-old Murrieta man was driving his delivery van eastbound on East Mission Road when, for unknown reasons, he veered into the westbound lanes and collided head-on with an Isuzu NRR two-axle commercial truck driven by a 62-year-old Lake Forest man.

Firefighters along with the paramedics responded to the scene and extricated the van’s driver, who was trapped in his vehicle. He sustained critical injuries in the accident and died en route to the hospital.

The driver of the truck was uninjured in the crash.

All lanes of East Mission Road were closed as crews worked to clear the scene. As of 3:00 p.m., the roadway was reopened.

Alcohol or drugs were not considered a factor in the accident. An investigation into the crash is underway.

According to Arin Khodaverdian, the Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group, a separate investigation by an experienced attorney is necessary so as clearly uncover the circumstances surrounding the collision. “An attorney will also help the victim to navigate all the legal processes in pursuit of fair compensation and justice. Car accident claims are rarely straightforward, and, regardless of the circumstances involved, liable insurance companies will often do everything possible to limit their out-of-pocket expenses by either devaluing or outright denying your claim. It is crucial, therefore, that you have an experienced attorney on your side,” said Arin.

What to Do At the Accident Scene

Nobody is ever prepared for an accident. However, knowing what to do in case you are involved in the accident is very crucial. The following steps will help you ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  1. Stay at the scene and don’t panic.
  2. Check for injuries and immediately call for an ambulance if anyone is hurt.
  3. Notify the police even if no one is injured. The police will examine the scene and document the accident. At this point, it is important to record accurate information. You can later request a police report.
  4. If the accident is minor, it is advisable to move the vehicles to the shoulder and turn on your vehicle's hazard lights to ensure the safety of other motorists.
  5. Gather information about the other drivers involved in the accident. Also, talk to witnesses and get their information.
  6. If possible, take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area.
  7. Do not admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone. Do not sign any papers unless requested by the police.
  8. Do not leave the accident scene until the police have left.  

After leaving the accident scene,

  1. Contact your insurance company as soon as possible.
  2. Get a copy of the accident report from the police.
  3. Get a property damage valuation.
  4. If you were injured in the accident, keep detailed notes of your injuries and track your medical treatment.
  5. Contact a reputable personal injury attorney to protect your rights.
  6. Seek legal advice before you contact your insurer to discuss your car accident claim and compensation for your personal injuries. A qualified attorney will help you recover the maximum amount of damages.
Alpine Law Group Sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families

Alpine Law Group sends strength and condolences to the accident victims and their families. Our firm stands ready to help those affected by tragedy obtain the justice they deserve. We can also help you obtain a copy of the police report free of charge. Call us 24/7 at 800-984-4123 to be directly connected with an attorney for a no-obligation consultation. There are no up-front fees and you pay us nothing if we don't win. You may also contact us via text message and online chat 24/7. We look forward to speaking with you.


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