SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (February 24, 2017) – Thomas Medina Castaneda has been identified as the man killed in a tragic collision on Friday morning on Highway 54, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 10:30 a.m. on the westbound side of Highway 54 near Woodman Street. 87-year-old Thomas Castaneda was traveling as a passenger in a medical transport van from St. Paul’s PACE center, along with several other senior citizens. The van collided with a Honda Accord and then a big rig for unknown reasons, before careening off the road, going through a guardrail and overturning.
Thomas Castaneda was rushed to a hospital with severe head trauma and serious leg injuries. He was tragically pronounced dead on Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. The other three passengers in the van and the driver suffered minor injuries in the accident. The investigation is ongoing to determine cause and liability.
“Sadly, there are no words that can comfort all the family members and friends of Thomas Castaneda as they cope with such tragic loss,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm. “Our thoughts and prayers are with all parties affected in this tragedy as they try to piece together what happened.”
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time for any family member or friend affected by a tragedy. If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s negligence, you may have the right to a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Serving San Diego, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and throughout California, Lexton Law Firm strongly encourages anyone who may find themselves in this situation to give us a call today at (877) 864-6664. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation that you and your family are entitled.