Del Mar, CA – Major Injuries in Collision at I-5 & Via de La Valle

February 21, 2023

Man holding steering wheel in car accident

Del Mar, CA (February 20, 2023) – At least one person sustained serious injuries in the aftermath of a car accident in Del Mar on Sunday, February 20. 

The collision took place at around 4:32 p.m. on Interstate 5 NB near Via de La Valle. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. There were major injuries reported, and at least one person was in serious condition. 

The crash site was temporarily closed while emergency responders were present, and tow trucks were dispatched to later reopen the road. 

No further information has been provided at this time. 

An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway. 

High-Speed Collisions in California

Del Mar, CA - Major Injuries in Collision at I-5 & Via de La ValleSpeeding is a major factor in traffic-related deaths and injuries in California.  In 2020, speeding contributed to the deaths of 11,258 individuals in traffic accidents nationwide, or more than 30 people every day. Overall, speeding contributed to 10,136 fatal motor vehicle accidents that year. The crash is thought to have been caused by speeding if driving too quickly for the road conditions or going over the posted speed limit was identified as a key factor in the incident. If you believe the speeding of a driver caused you to be seriously hurt in a crash, contact an attorney today. 

Anyone hurt in an auto accident has the possibility of sustaining severe injuries. While the weeks that follow an automobile accident may be just as painful as the tragedy itself, you must be prepared to defend your legal rights. Every experienced California vehicle accident attorney is familiar with the challenges presented by the personal injury process and will know how to protect your legal rights. The crash may have ended in a matter of seconds, but it can take some time before your injuries are completely healed.

Even the most basic legal concepts can be difficult for persons without the necessary background, and understanding what to do when your personal safety is on the line is a whole different matter altogether. It can be difficult to submit a personal injury claim if you were hurt in a car accident, but an attorney can help with some of your issues. The time immediately after the accident is crucial to the outcome of your claim. It is recommended to consult with a lawyer before making any decisions because, regrettably, the majority of victims are unfamiliar with the legal system.

At Wilshire Law Firm, we have consistently fought for clients who have sustained severe injuries in car accidents throughout the entire state of California. Our Del Mar car accident attorneys are committed to assisting clients who are struggling to heal physically and psychologically after an accident, and we pledge to use every available legal resource to obtain the compensation you are entitled to. If you have any questions regarding what to do after a serious auto accident, call our offices at 800-358-1884 to talk with an attorney.