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1 killed, another injured in Escondido car accident

Jun 19, 2018

According to the San Diego Tribune, a Good Samaritan, who was trying to help a motorist push a stalled Jeep Grand Cherokee out of the traffic lanes, was killed and another man was injured when they were struck by a 17-year-old drunk driver in Escondido on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

The fatal car accident occurred around 11:07 p.m., when a 17-year-old suspected drunk driver in a Toyota RAV4, slammed into the two victims, who were pushing the stalled Jeep.

The Good Samaritan, identified as Octavio Escatel, who stopped to help push the stalled Jeep, sustained critical injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, where he died soon after. The other victim, who has not been identified, sustained serious injuries.

The driver of the Toyota was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Our team at West Coast Trial Lawyers sends our condolences to the family and loved ones of the victim killed in the fatal car accident. We also wish the other victim a speedy recovery.

Escatel’s family member created a GoFundMe page for those wo wish to support the victim’s funeral expenses.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, we advise you to contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Our legal team and car accident attorneys are committed to helping those who have fallen victim in a car accident caused by another.

Our car accident lawyers are available 24/7, and will do whatever it takes to get the victims and their families back to where they need to be, emotionally, financially, and physically.

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