Solomon Michael Henderson, 32, of La Mesa and 32-year-old Jorge Flores of El Cajon were killed in a San Diego auto accident which officials say was caused by a third vehicle that ran one of the drivers off the road. According to this news report, Henderson was driving a Ryder cargo truck west on the Interstate 8 in La Mesa on February 12, 2009 when another vehicle reportedly cut him off.
Henderson then lost control of the box truck, jumped the median and crashed into an eastbound Chevy Silverado truck. Henderson was ejected from the truck and died at the scene. The driver of the Silverado, Jorge Flores, was also killed.
My heart goes out to both these victims who were apparently killed because of someone else’s recklessness and negligence. I offer my deepest condolences to the families of Solomon Michael Henderson as well as Jorge Flores. Please keep them in your prayer
I trust officials will soon apprehend the driver of the other vehicle who cut off Henderson’s truck and bring him to justice. “Non-contact hit-and-run accidents” are not common, but they do occur. In this case, it is quite possible that the driver who caused this accident was not even aware that he or she had run someone off the roadway. But then again, I find it hard to imagine, given the nature of what occurred, that the driver did not see Henderson jump the median and slam into the Silverado. Officials who are investigating this case should determine the facts soon so that Henderson’s and Flores’ families can get the closure they need.
I would also suggest that the families of Solomon Michael Henderson and Jorge Flores consult with an experienced California auto accident attorney, who will advice the families on how to proceed should they decide to pursue their rights. In some auto accident cases, an independent investigation is warranted. This may be one of those cases. The victims would be well-advised to contact a California personal injury law firm that has the resources and fire power to follow up with the investigation and determine the facts of the case. Often times, law enforcement agencies do not have the time, resources or manpower to devote to auto accident cases.