Gerard Sprewell Killed in Escondido Crash on Interstate 15 near Bernardo Drive/Pomerado Road
Escondido, California (December 2, 2021) – Gerard Sprewell, 40, has been publicly identified as the man who died after his car slammed into the back of a big rig early Thursday morning in Escondido, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 2:30 a.m. crash happened on the northbound side of Interstate 15, just south of the Bernardo Drive/Pomerado Road off-ramp.
The CHP said Gerard was driving his car northbound on Interstate 15 when he failed to see a slow-moving semi-truck that was also traveling northbound.
He eventually crashed into the back of the trailer attached to the semi-truck. Due to the impact, the car caught fire, which was extinguished by emergency responders.
Deadly Car, Truck Accident in Escondido
Gerard was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The semi-truck driver stopped at the crash site and called 911.
Authorities believed heavy fog conditions played a role in the collision, which remains under investigation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents in San Diego County
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience for the victims and their families. According to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 10900 crashes were reported in San Diego County in 2020, resulting in the deaths of at least 272 people. Statistics show that the leading cause of most of these auto accidents is human error. This includes dangerous acts such as; distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
When you are involved in a traffic collision, you and your family may be forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical bills, property damages, and maybe funeral services, while also enduring endless mental and emotional suffering.
Although the exact cause of the accident above was not immediately determined, the authorities will continue to gather more information, including witness statements to establish the cause of the accident. However, Pacific Attorney Group’s managing attorney P. Mark Shayani believes that a separate and independent investigation into the crash is equally important. “A car accident attorney will investigate, research, and review every case thoroughly and explain to clients their rights and answer all questions to their satisfaction,” he said.
Victims of traffic accidents have an enforceable right under law to full and fair compensation for the costs and losses they suffer. Whether they receive what the law provides for them or whether they receive any compensation at all depends on how well their attorneys can pursue their claims through the intricacies of the state civil legal processes.
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