St. Patrick's Day Crash in Escondido Sends Several to Hospital

escondido st. patrick’s day crash

ESCONDIDO, CA (March 19, 2024)On St. Patrick’s Day, a severe head-on collision in Escondido resulted in multiple injuries, with eight individuals affected and five, including two minors, hospitalized. 


The incident occurred in the afternoon around 2:30 p.m. on San Pasqual Valley Road near E. 17th Ave., as reported by the Escondido Fire Department and California Highway Patrol (CHP).


Upon arrival, emergency crews encountered a distressing scene with two vehicles — a SUV and a white sedan — showcasing significant front-end damage. According to witnesses, the collision was marked by a loud bang followed by the sight of one of the vehicles catching fire. “We just heard the screech and the loud bang and then we saw the smoke,” shared a neighbor, highlighting the intensity of the crash.


Among the injured, two suffered severe injuries, one being a minor child. The community has expressed ongoing concerns about the safety of the road, noting that while the addition of a stoplight has improved conditions, dangerous accidents continue to occur.


The investigation into the cause of the Escondido St. Patrick’s day crash is ongoing, with a notable clue being a half-empty bottle of Jameson found on the roof of one of the involved vehicles, hinting at possible impairment.

In light of this tragic event and the ongoing risks on the road, it’s crucial for victims and their families to know they have legal options. RTM Law Firm is dedicated to assisting those affected by traffic accidents, offering expert legal counsel and support to navigate the aftermath of such incidents. If you or someone you know has been impacted by a car crash, contact RTM Law Firm for guidance.




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