Family members worry that women’s diabetes caused the wrong car accident
San Diego-Following last week’s Fatal frontal collision In San Ysidro, the family of the woman driving the reverse car did not know whether her physical condition played a role in the tragedy.
The collision on Interstate 5 in San Ysidro has attracted attention Across California, Largely because the vehicle hit by the front belongs to Married detective With the San Diego Police Department.The driver of the other car is Formally confirmed She was identified as a 58-year-old Ramona woman, Sandra Daniels, by the county forensic doctor on Thursday.
Daniels’ husband Darrell has been waiting anxiously for the report, hoping to find a specific detail. “We really hope that the pathologist can tell us that her level is very low,” he told FOX 5.
Darrell said his wife is a type 1 diabetic, and he thinks that when she drives north on the southbound highway, her blood sugar levels may be low. But Thursday’s report did not explain the situation: the cause of death was listed as “to be determined”, the method of death was “to be determined”, and the influence factors were left blank.
“The medical examiner said they could not detect low sugar,” Daniels explained. “Once you die, they can detect high (level), but not low.”
FOX 5 contacted the county office on Thursday and learned that some of these details may still appear in the final report. Apart from this, the forensic doctor did not comment further.
Now, the grieving family does not know.
“I don’t want to make excuses or engage in some legal defense,” Daniels told FOX 5. “This is the thing I want to know the most. I just want to promote and educate people about diabetes and the damage it can cause to your family if you don’t control it.”
The pancreas of diabetic patients produces little or no insulin. Daniels said his wife has been dealing with this situation since she was 17. Type 1 is a chronic disease that cannot be resolved by diet or exercise, which is different from some type 2 diseases.
In order to control her level, Sandra uses a continuous blood glucose monitor (CGM), which will warn her if her blood sugar level is too high or too low.
“She left it at home that morning,” Daniels said. “When I got home, it was sitting on the sofa beeping, and I thought,’Oh, that shouldn’t be here.'”
He said the next sign of a problem was how far she was south on the day of the crash. The family lives in La Mona, and she has a date near Balboa Park, but Sandra is near San Isidro and returns north on the interstate in the wrong direction.
“I believe she is close to a coma,” Daniels said. “You will go through the phase of hypoglycemia… this is a tight window, and (if) you don’t eat anything in that tight window, you will soon forget to eat, and your sugar levels will continue. Decline until you lose consciousness.
“I don’t believe she is the kind of person who can hurt anyone. I apologize to the officials’ families. We support law enforcement. This is the worst thing that can happen.”