The driver of a small car was killed after losing control of his vehicle on rain-slick roads and crashing into a fuel tanker truck early Sunday morning in Mission Valley.
According to reports from the San Diego Police Department, the crash took place at about 8:20 a.m. on the off-ramp into the westbound lanes of Friars Road from Interstate 15 North, where a silver Honda S2000 lost control as a result of the slick road conditions and swerved into the eastbound lanes of Friars Road, and directly into a large tanker trunk transporting fuel.
The driver of the small Honda sports car was pronounced dead at the scene by responding police and fire crews. More information about the driver’s identity will be revealed once the county coroner’s office notifies his or her next of kin. The driver of the truck was unhurt.
The crash forced the closure of Friars Road in both directions for several hours to allow for cleanup and a more thorough inspection of the site. The silver Honda was all but destroyed in the crash, with the truck squashing the entire rear portion of the vehicle. Tow trucks were called to the scene to drag the two downed vehicles away.
The off-ramp from Interstate 15 was also closed down as a part of the San Diego PD’s investigation to better inspect the conditions and safety of the road in wet conditions. After almost 7 hours, both Friars Road and the highway off-ramp were reopened.
It wet weather conditions, it becomes increasingly important to watch your speeds and take turns more gradually. Because of the reduction in traction caused by the rain-soaked asphalt, your ability to perform even the most basic maneuvers is limited. Proper care must be given at all times, especially when at highway speeds, to prevent the possibility of losing control.
If you or someone you know has been hurt in a crash involving an out of control driver, you should seek help. Depending on the circumstances that led to your accident, you may be entitled to compensation, and through the help of a highly trained San Diego car accident lawyer, you have the greatest chance of recovering the full amount that you are owed.
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