Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, a rollover accident killed a woman and her unborn child in Alpine, reported U-T San Diego. While traveling westbound on Willows Road at about 45 mph in an Oldsmobile Intrigue, 31-year-old Kahari Oliver, of El Cajon, veered to the right near Viejas Grade Road; when he over-corrected to the left, the vehicle swerved across traffic and struck a dirt shoulder, which caused it to rollover. A female passenger, who was eight months pregnant, was thrown from the vehicle. Emergency responders flew her to an area hospital, where she and her unborn child died. Oliver sustained minor trauma. Although investigators indicated the victim had a restraining order against Oliver, they did not suspect that she was forced to accompany him in the vehicle. Oliver faces charges of misdemeanor manslaughter and violating a restraining order. The crash is under investigation.
Throughout San Diego County, 17,889 people were killed or injured in traffic collisions in 2010, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. The OTS ranked San Diego 38th out of 58 counties for the number of fatal and injury crashes that occurred there; 1st place is the worst possible ranking. Across California, 2,720 people lost their lives in motor vehicle accidents that year.
California law provides recourse through the civil justice system for the families of the victims of fatal accidents. For more information on the civil claims process, please call 866-981-5596.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of the victims of this fatal rollover accident.