One Killed, One Injured in Crash with Parked 18-Wheeler on I-15 in Bonsall, CA
Bonsall, CA — October 14, 2022, a young man died and another was injured in a crash with a disabled tractor-trailer on Interstate 15 in San Diego County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 7:15 a.m. along I-15 near Old Highway 95 in Bonsall. Preliminary investigation suggests a Honda Civic was traveling south on the highway when the 19-year-old driver lost control for unknown reasons. The car ran onto the shoulder and crashed into the back of a parked and disabled big rig.
The car's 18-year-old passenger died at the scene. Its driver was airlifted to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Parked 18-Wheeler Accident on I-15 in Bonsall
People may read that the car left the road and hit the parked truck and think the crash, while tragic, would be mostly due to the victim's loss of control. It's obviously crucial to find out exactly why the car left the travel lanes, but there are also many other wrinkles to iron out while learning the whole story.
For instance, among the many answers to find in the I-15 accident would be a) why exactly the truck was parked on the shoulder (if it was disabled, how? Why? Could that have been prevented or foreseen?) and b) exactly what its driver did after stopping there.
People don't always realize that commercial truck drivers have some very strict federal guidelines about both where they can stop and what they have to do afterward--particularly if they park on the road or shoulder. If those rules weren't followed in Bonsall, there may be questions of negligence to address. Click below to learn more.