A man died Wednesday after driving backward across four lanes of traffic and colliding with a cement truck, news sources report.
The 30-year-old man was traveling in the No. 1 lane on northbound Interstate 5 when he reversed his 2004 Suzuki vehicle and began driving against traffic. The motorist crossed into the No. 4 lane where he collided with a Peterbilt cement truck at 1:29 a.m.
The cement truck pushed the Suzuki back across the freeway into the center median, and rolled onto its right side, spilling cement across the roadway.
The overturned truck came to rest in a west-facing position and blocked three lanes. About 7.5 yards of cement coated the highway. Northbound traffic was blocked for several hours.
The Suzuki driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No injuries to the 43-year-old Peterbilt driver were reported.
Police reports say that the actions of the Suzuki driver suggest that he had missed his exit and was trying to drive in reverse to it.
As a San Diego car accident attorney, I am saddened at this news. I am moved to emphasize the importance of safe driving practices; it is better to be late to your destination, than risk your life.
If you or some one you know has been a victim in an auto accident, please contact a car accident lawyer to get the support you deserve during your time of need.