In San Diego county, the fifth fatal teenage auto accident within three months has occurred up North, this one leaving two people dead.
Nieves Alejandra Ruiz, 17, and Miguel Magana Arias, 20, were riding in a black 2002 Lincoln LS sedan around Escondido when their car crashed into a tree. Both passengers lost their lives as medical teams and EMTs arrived on the scene to administer help.
Our Escondido accident lawyers think that this is another tragic case of two young lives that were cut short by a fatal car crash. Even if both Ruiz and Arias had survived the accident, they would most likely be in an immense amount of pain and suffering and might even have physical disabilities for the rest of their lives.
Arias was behind the wheel as they were driving west on El Norte Parkway near North Rose Street when he attempted a sudden lane change, but lost control of the vehicle. This caused the car to jump and rollover a few times near a mobile home park before coming to a stop on its side as it was wrapped around a tree.
Both of the passengers died instantly because neither of them was wearing a seat belt at the time of the car crash, said both the Medical Examiner’s Office. The local police department went on record saying the odor of alcohol was in the car but have not yet fully concluded if this is a drunk-driving incident.
Our auto accident lawyers are both saddened by the loss of life and at the same time, grateful that no other cars were involved in this automobile accident. How many more young lives must be lost in San Diego County before teenage drivers start being more careful on the road?
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