The family of a San Diego man who was killed in a car crash is implying that they aren’t.
Justin Callahan died a few days back in what was reported by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as a wrong-way crash. He was allegedly heading the wrong way eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 5 at the I-8 interchange, according to CBS 8. Less than five hours after the accident transpired, the CHP had a collision report written up. The medical examiner also reported that Callahan was, in fact, the driver of a vehicle that had been heading eastbound in the westbound lanes.
But Callahan’s family is speaking out on his behalf and believes a 22-year who was driving a Toyota Camry was headed the wrong way and was the cause of the crash. Callahan had left work at 1:38 a.m., which was caught on video surveillance, and in less than 20 minutes, he was killed in an accident. The decedent’s brother issued a statement saying “It doesn’t work in the timeline. He would have to get off the freeway at the beaches, turn around and get back onto the freeway. He just got off going the wrong direction. By the time he got to the incident, the accident would have already happened.”
Perhaps Callahan’s brother might be right. A spokesperson for the CHP said that it is routine for them to review crashes that happened overnight during the daylight hours. Officer Jake Sanchez also said that the investigation was ongoing and that they would be determining which car was traveling in the wrong direction. He also said that sometimes they have preliminary information and that things can change. But, here’s a valid question that many of you may now have and that is:
Should I accept a police report for the way it is or question it if I believe some, if not all, of the facts are false?
What this case has revealed is that sometimes, details from an accident can change as implied by Officer Sanchez. And because Callahan’s brother was adamant about proving that the details in the initial report weren’t adding up, it is safe to say these reports might sometimes not be as accurate as we think the first time around. Whether you choose to question it, that is entirely up to you, but it can never hurt to review a police report for accuracy.
Why it is essential for you to hire a San Diego accident lawyer following a collision?
This auto accident also brings another important point. That point is that it is essential that you consult with San Diego accident attorney at Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates after being involved in a crash so they can review the details of the matter and even help you prove if something noted in the police report is false. Many accident victims are often entitled to collect compensation for their injuries and if the facts don’t add up, that could impact how much you are able to recover. So, rather than jeopardize your chances of being compensated fairly, it is always a good idea to review your case with a California accident lawyer first before admitting fault or agreeing to a settlement of some sort.
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