Bernardo Valdez Killed in Escondido Car Crash Harmony Grove Road near Wild Willow Hollow Road, Ardeshir Tooraji Arrested

Bernardo Valdez Killed in Collision Involving Stolen Car on Harmony Grove Road near Wild Willow Hollow Road in Elfin Forest


Escondido, California (February 4, 2020) – The authorities have disclosed the identity of a man who was killed in a multi-vehicle collision that injured four other people near Elfin Forest area between Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe on Friday, January 31.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident happened on Harmony Grove Road near Wild Willow Hollow Road at about 7:40 a.m.

28-year-old Bernardo Valdez was driving a Subaru WRX westbound on Harmony Grove Road when he collided with a Toyota Prius before crashing into a Toyota Highlander SUV driven 38-year-old Ardeshir Tooraji of Carlsbad.

The impact of the collision caused the SUV to overturn.

The CHP said Mr. Bernardo Valdez was killed in the accident.

Tooraji and his three passengers suffered minor injuries in the accident and were treated at the scene.

The authorities later determined that the Toyota SUV had been reported stolen and Tooraji was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and possession of stolen property.

No other information was provided.

An investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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.