3 Injured in San Marcos Caltrans Truck Crash on Highway 78 near Nordahl Road

3 Injured After Jeep Crashed into Stopped Caltrans Truck on SR-78 in San Marcos


San Marcos, California (January 5, 2020) – Three people were injured after a Jeep Cherokee crashed into a stopped Caltrans pickup on Tuesday afternoon in San Marcos.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on State Route 78 under the Nordahl Road overpass at about 1:50 p.m.

A 41-year-old Carlsbad man was driving a Jeep at a high rate of speed when he plowed into the left rear side of the stopped Caltrans pickup truck.

The Caltrans driver had just pulled off on the right side of the highway to check the condition of the Nordahl Road Bridge when the crash occurred.

The 61-year-old Caltrans employee sustained injuries and was rushed to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido for treatment.

The Jeep driver suffered cuts and bruises tow the right side of his face while his passenger, a 34-year-old Carlsbad woman, suffered major injuries in the crash and was also rushed to Palomar Medical Center.

No further information about the accident was provided.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is personally available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.