2 Killed in Wrong-Way Car Accident on State Route 52 in University City

2 Killed in Wrong-Way Car Accident on State Route 52 in University City

ON June 16, 2017

Driver in pickup truck slams head-on with sedan just east of Interstate 5 freeway

According to a recent article from NBC San Diego, there was a recent wrong-way car accident in which two drivers were killed on State Route 52 just east of the I-5 freeway in University City.

Per the article, the accident occurred just after midnight on Tuesday in University City on Sr-52.

California Highway Patrol reported to NBC that the pickup truck driver, whose name was withheld from the article, struck the front of a Mercedes sedan on the highway, causing a crash that sparked a fire in which both drivers perished.

Per the news article, the authorities were able to identify the driver of the Mercedes as Riyadh Kamil Kafaji, a 52-year-old from La Jolla.

According to the CHP officers, there were two men who witnessed the accident and tried to help the drivers, but couldn’t due to the flames that covered the wreck.

Additionally, no passengers were reported to be inside either vehicle at the time.

According to the article, the CHP launched an investigation into the incident and closed the roads after the accident occurred.  The authorities also have reason to believe that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Further information will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.

The staff of our personal injury and car accident law firm deal with cases such as these frequently and know all too well the repercussions of negligence and reckless driving.  From our office, we offer our heartfelt prayers to the families affected by this tragic accident.

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