Several Hurt, Hans Velasquez Arrested after stolen SUV Crashes into Truck and Escondido Taco Shop

ESCONDIDO, CA. (November 15, 2021) – Multiple people were hurt on Thursday after a stolen SUV, driven by Hans Velasquez, crashed into a Taco Shop.

An SUV was reported stolen in Oceanside just before 10 p.m.

Furthermore, the SUV collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of North Fig Street and East Valley Parkway. The driver of the truck was ejected and sustained serious injuries. They were taken to Palomar Medical Center, police said.

Six people were inside the SUV when it crashed into the restaurant, including two adult males, two adult females, and two young children ages three and five. Additionally, police said the two adult females and two children sustained minor injuries.

Police said two men were arrested a short distance away and were identified as 20-year-old Hans Velasquez, of Oceanside, and 19-year-old Anthony Quezada, of Escondido.

Velasquez was arrested for carjacking, felony driving under the influence of alcohol, felony hit-and-run, and felony child endangerment. Moreover, the collision is under active investigation.

If you’re behind the wheel, pay full attention to the road and your surroundings. Do not engage in any non-driving activity which creates a potential distraction. You can help prevent an accident by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

When involved in a serious car accident, reach out to the experienced lawyers at Sweet James. With their extensive experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Call them at (800) 975-3435 to arrange your free consultation with an experienced legal professional in your area. For your convenience, they are also available through email, text message, and online chat 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To request for a police report, click here.

For more accident news, click here.

Advertising disclosure: We may receive compensation for some of the links in our stories. Thank you for supporting LA Weekly and our advertisers.