Soldiers are accustomed to putting their life on the line for the country they love, so when they are home enjoying the freedom they fight for, it’s unfortunate when they’re killed by something that has nothing to do with the battlefield.
For one soldier, the simple act of driving on the road caused his death. A rollover crash in Mira Mesa led to the wrongful death of a 21-year-old Marine just after 10:30 p.m. on the night of March 19, 2010 as reported by San Diego News 6.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident lawyers cannot compare fighting on the roads with fighting in a foreign land defending the United States. Deaths of soldiers are always tragic no matter what causes it. Rollover car accidents are even more deadly because of the possibility that the roof will put too much pressure on the head, neck and spinal cord, which can easily cause permanent injuries like paralysis or lead to wrongful death.
The Mazda sedan that the Marine was driving went off the road at Carroll Canyon Road and Camino Ruiz after crashing into a guardrail. The car then landed on its roof after rolling about 30 feet into a ravine.
Both people in the Mazda were taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment where the Marine, who was the passenger, died. The Marine, whose name has not been released yet, was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.
Our car accident attorneys in San Diego want to remind all drivers to be careful out on the roads. No matter what you do for a living as a day job, be it saving the country or doing the regular 9-to-5 thing, drive carefully while you’re traveling. You never know what’s going to happen.
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