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San Diego: Woman Injured In Car Accident After Hitting Carpet On Interstate 15 In Rancho Bernardo

Oct 8, 2018

Carpet on The Interstate 15 Freeway May Have Caused Car Accident That Injured Woman

 SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 7, 2018) A woman was seriously injured in a car accident on the 1-15 freeway in Rancho Bernardo after she may have hit a carpet in the middle of the road.

Authorities are still working to determine if the carpet was thrown from the car or if it was the source of the crash. San Diego police responded to the single vehicle crash around 8:25 p.m.

The woman hit the center divider wall by West Bernardo Drive causing the car to flip and end up on its roof. California Highway Patrol are reporting that around 8 drivers stopped at the scene of the car accident in order to help the woman.

She was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment for her injuries. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Accidents Caused By Debris In The Roadway

Car accidents caused by debris in the roadway are hardly a freak occurrence. Thousands of people are injured and hundreds of people have been killed in car collisions caused by loose objects in the road. Some of the most common objects are shredded tires. These aren’t always picked up after an accident. Sofas and refrigerators also end up on the roadway. In most scenarios, highway cleanup crew can pick up the objects and everything goes back to normal. But debris can become a lethal hazard at night when drivers are unable to see what’s in the road. Depending on a variety of factors, there could be multiple sources of negligence for an accident involving loose debris in the roadway.

Liability For Accidents Caused By Road Debris

To begin, drivers have a responsibility to secure their load. This can be difficult to do properly and is best handled by a professional. When a driver fails to do this, they could be held liable if an object falls off their car and causes an accident. If, for example, a company did an inadequate job of securing a load like a carpet they could be held liable. Moreover, a number of objects simply shouldn’t be attached to a car roof. Objects with a large surface area are inherently unstable due to the wind resistance that they will face as they are being transported. An experienced car accident attorney can evaluate the facts of your case and help you receive compensation if you’ve been injured by road debris.

Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the woman that was injured in this accident. Things could certainly have gone much worse. A number of rollover accidents are fatal. Anyone that may have seen what happened should reach out to the San Diego police department.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident caused by debris in the roadway you may have legal recourse. The personal injury attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers are here to help with whatever you need. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and are proud to have recovered over 1 billion  for our deserving clients. You owe us absolutely nothing if we don’t end up winning your case. Call us today for a risk free consultation (888) 888-9285.


  1. Pauline Repard. Woman injured, freed from overturned wreck on south I-15 in Rancho Bernardo. September 29, 2018.
  2. SCGL. Lawsuits for Accidents Caused by Road Debris. 2018.
  3. Bart Jansen. AAA: Road debris causes avoidable crashes, deaths. August 11, 2018



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