Avian Law Group reports that an off-duty police officer was injured in a car accident on Interstate 15 near Deer Springs Road in Escondido on April 23, 2023. According to reports, the officer was hit while directing traffic on the freeway.
The officer was reportedly on his way to work when the accident occurred. The driver of the vehicle that hit the officer was not immediately identified, but it is believed that the driver may have been distracted or impaired at the time of the accident.
The officer was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for injuries sustained in the accident. His condition has not been released, but he is expected to recover.
This tragic accident highlights the dangers that first responders face while on the job. In California, laws require drivers to move over or slow down when passing emergency workers on the side of the road. These laws are intended to protect police officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel from accidents like this one.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. At Avian Law Group, we have a team of skilled attorneys who can help you recover compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.