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UPDATE: Jason Alexander Wentt In San Diego Motorcycle Accident With Driver Heading Wrong Way On Interstate 5 Off-Ramp Near Little Italy

Jun 6, 2019

Jason Wentt San Diego: Jason Alexander Wentt In San Diego Motorcycle Accident With Driver Heading Wrong Way On Interstate 5 Off-Ramp Near Little Italy

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (June 4, 2019) – A 44-year-old motorcyclist from Chula Vista identified as Jason Alexander Wentt has tragically died in a car accident with a wrong way driver by the Interstate 5 off-ramp. 

San Diego police are saying that a Toyota sedan was heading the wrong way on the off-ramp before colliding with the victim. The driver of the Toyota got out of his car and called 911. 

Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help Jason Alexander Wentt. Despite life-saving efforts he was pronounced dead that the scene around 5:00 a.m. 

A full investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Common Causes of Head-On Collisions

It has been estimated that nearly 94% of all car accidents involve some amount of human error. There are a number of reasons why a head-on collision may take place. 

  • Driver Distraction: Head-on collisions typically occur due to drivers distracted by GPS or their cell phones. 
  • Severe Weather: In some situations, drivers loose control in dense fog or rain. This is why it’s so important for driver’s to slow down in adverse weather.
  • Driver Intoxication: It has been estimated that nearly 40% of fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver.
  • Driver Inexperience: Some roads are just tricky or confusing to navigate. If a driver hasn’t had experience with the road they could get confused and think an exit ramp is an on-ramp. 

Motorcyclists are typically much more vulnerable than people in cars. They are much more likelihood to get overlooked or be seriously injured in the event of an accident. However, there are a number of laws designed to protect the victims of motorcycle accidents.

Liability In Motorcycle Accidents

Drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles in a safe manner an take steps to avoid accidents. Drivers that cause an accident by going the wrong direction on the road will typically be held at fault. The government has a responsibility as well to make sure that roads are designed to be reasonably safe in order to prevent wrong way collisions. This may include installing “wrong way” signs in front of freeway off-ramps. 

The family of any person that dies in a wrong-way collision may have legal recourse through California Civil Code 377.60. Damages may include compensation in order to cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and emotional trauma. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. There are statute of limitations associated with pursuing a claim, so it’s important to act quickly. 

Investigating A Motorcycle Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Jason Alexander Wentt. Any person that may have seen this accident should reach out to police as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that the city puts in place safety measures to help prevent similar accidents in the future. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you need a free police report about a particular incident or just have legal questions we are here for you. You’re always welcome to contact us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

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