63-Year-Old Man Dead after Two-Vehicle Collision near 805 Freeway in Chollas View

SAN DIEGO, CA (March 17, 2023) – Early Sunday afternoon, Fidel Gallardo was killed in a head-on accident on Market Street. 

The incident occurred around 1:00 p.m., at the 4500 block of Market Street in the neighborhood of Chollas View.

Per reports, Gallardo was driving a westbound 1993 Nissan Maxima when he crossed over the center divider line for reasons unknown. As a result, the Nissan struck an oncoming Lexus RX350 SUV head-on in the eastbound lanes.

Paramedics arrived and transported the 63-year-old Gallardo, of Lemon Grove to Scripps Mercy Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

In addition, crews say the two occupants inside the Lexus escaped serious injury. 

San Diego Officials closed down Market Street between 45th and 47th Street for several hours as crews clear out the scene. At this time, authorities are working to determine if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the fatal head-on crash. 

The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Fidel Gallardo. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

It is important to have strong legal representation on your side when losing a loved one in a two-vehicle car accident. Reach out to the wrongful death lawyers at Sweet James today. With 20 years of experience in the field, they know what it takes to help you win your case. Their team understands that nothing can alleviate the emotional pain of a death of a loved one, but they can help you seek justice and compensation. Call their office at (800) 500-5200 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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