Jennifer Nichols Killed in Trailer Accident in San Diego
San Diego, CA (February 7, 2022) – Jennifer Nichols (49) died after a boat fell off a trailer and crashed into the vehicle she was driving. She was the wife of interim San Diego Harbor Police Chief Kirk Nichols. The incident happened at around 6:30 pm on Saturday.
According to authorities, Jennifer Nichols was driving a 2016 Fiat 500 with her husband as a passenger. The boat trailer was on the back of a 2000 Mazda B3000 pickup truck when it became detached and fell. The boat slid across the roadway and into Nichols’ Fiat, which was going eastbound on state Route 94.
Jennifer Nichols was driving when the boat fell off and hit her vehicle.
Responders took Nichols to the hospital. However, she died around three hours after the incident. Nichols’ husband also sustained minor injuries from the incident.
The pickup truck driver was identified as Robert Keith Thomas (28). He wasn’t harmed from the crash. Authorities arrested Thomas for vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence.
Personal Injury Claims (Wrongful Death) in San Diego
In this case, the family members of Jennifer Nichols can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
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Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Jennifer Nichols
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