SAN DIEGO CO., CA – A driver was able to crawl out of his vehicle after a fiery rollover crash in Escondido on Monday morning.
According to KGTV, the crash occurred in the northbound lanes of I-15 near the exit to Deer Springs Road at about 4 a.m.
Troopers say the driver lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, causing it to skid off the roadway and rollover. The man was able to get out of the vehicle moments before it caught fire.
The man was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was subsequently arrested and charged with DUI.
Rollover collisions are among the most deadly types of motor vehicle accidents. If you were involved in a rollover accident on San Diego roads, the actions you take afterward are essential when it comes to securing compensation for your losses. The first thing you should do is make sure everyone in your vehicle can get out and safely move to the side of the road. If anyone is injured, contact first responders right away. Once everyone is accounted for, you should exchange contact and insurance information with any other drivers involved and gather evidence from the scene. After that, you should contact local authorities if you have not done so yet. Officers will arrive to take down an official report of your accident, which will prove to be a key piece of evidence when you file your claim. Finally, contact HHJ Trial Attorneys at 1-888-50-LAWFIRM to discuss your options with one of our premier San Diego car accident lawyers.