Drivers Killed After Exiting Vehicles on Freeway

Two people were killed on Interstate 8 in El Cajon Sunday after a driver crashed and another driver attempted to offer him assistance. They were both struck and killed by a passing vehicle.

Around 1:30 a.m., a driver lost control of his car in the eastbound lane and came to a stop in the second lane of Interstate 8 just before El Cajon Boulevard. Two drivers stopped to help, and one of them exited his vehicle and approached the accident scene.

The driver of the crashed car also exited his car. As he was speaking to the driver who stopped to help, both men were struck by a passing driver who failed to see them in the roadway. Both men suffered fatal injuries from the crash.

The other driver who stopped narrowly escaped being hit by the vehicle as well. Police are still investigating the crash, and they say alcohol or drugs could have been factors.

“Our thoughts are with the victims of this terrible crash. Please remember, if you have been involved in a crash, do not exit the vehicle until it is safe to do so,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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