Man Killed in Trolley Accident at Merlin Drive and Imperial Avenue in San Diego ID’d as Alex Garza


Alex Garza Dies in San Diego Trolley Collision at Merlin Drive and Imperial Avenue

Man Killed in Trolley Accident at Merlin Drive and Imperial Avenue in San Diego

San Diego, California – A 22-year-old Alex Garza, of San Diego, has been identified as the man who was killed following a San Diego trolley collision at Merlin Drive and Imperial Avenue, late Monday night.
The San Diego Police officers said Garza was driving a Toyota Prius southbound on 60th Street toward Imperial Avenue.
Reportedly, he drove past trolley crossing arms and was crashed by an eastbound trolley.
The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. just east of Valencia Parkway.
Following the impact of the crash, the vehicle was pushed about 100 feet down the tracks before it came to a rest.
Garza, who was the sole occupant in the car, was killed in the crash.

Authorities suspected distracted, possibly by his cellphone, at the time of the accident, played a role in the crash.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with additional information about the collision is asked to call SDPD Southeastern Division at (619) 527-3500

Arin Khodaverdian, CEO and Managing Attorney 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. Swift action by an intelligent and experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

“Usually, clients hire me immediately after their first consultation because they quickly figure out that I will treat them like family. I lift a weight off their shoulders immediately. That is my job. We simply leave no stone unturned – period. We go after everyone and everything. There is no other way to ensure justice,” Mr. Khodaverdian states.

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. We have numerous other 6-figure settlements within 30 days. While these results are atypical and do not predict future outcomes, justice in these cases helped bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the families.”

Mr. Khodaverdian is the recipient of numerous accolades including one of the: Top 10 Wrongful Death Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019; Top 10 Truck Accident Settlements in CA in 2019, and Top 10 Motorcycle Accident Settlements in CA in 2019. He is a Berkeley graduate and proud personal injury and wrongful death attorney. He is personally available 24/7 for free, no-obligation consultations and second opinions by calling 800-984-4123. He can also be reached via email using the contact form on this site.