North County, San Diego (March 6, 2013) – An Oceanside couple and their two dogs were killed Saturday night in a fatal crash that occurred on Interstate 5 south near the U.S. border Patrol checkpoint just south of San Clemente. The accident happened when the driver, Garrick Watkins slammed into a pole and the vehicle caught fire and then exploded. Watkin’s wife, 23-year-old Shardeh Danielle Watkins was a passenger in the vehicle. Shardeh and Garrick had just married in May of 2011. Friends and family of the victims are shocked and saddened by the loss. An Investigation continues and the cause is still unknown.

“This is a terrible, horrific tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families…this is the worst kind of accident,” states West Thomas, founder of The Thomas Law Firm.

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“We are a victim’s law firm that helps people who are hurt because of someone else’s negligence,” said Attorney West Thomas. “A personal injury attorney will make sure that evidence is collected and an investigation is conducted to ensure your rights are protected after a car crash.”

For over 30 years, the firm has been a staunch advocate for victim’s rights and has fought to win justice for clients involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including premises liability, product liability, auto accidents, dog bites, nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, at-work injuries, police brutality, and more. The firm has offices in Beverly Hills, San Diego, Newport Beach, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino, California and Las Vegas, Nevada.