Family files wrongful death suit in Westborough crash

South San Francisco — The widow of Ray Masaganda filed a wrongful death lawsuit against San Mateo County, South San Francisco, the state and the family whose son crossed over the center line on Westborough Boulevard in the August car accident.

Maria Masaganda’s complaint, filed Monday, charges the county, city and state with negligent maintenance of the roadway by not providing a center barrier to prevent cross-over accidents.

There have been five fatal cross-over accidents since 1990 on Westborough Boulevard, the most recent of which was Masaganda’s, according to South San Francisco Police.

On Aug. 9, Ray Masaganda was on his way to pick up his wife Maria, 45, at her hula lesson when another driver lost control of his car and came over the center curb and struck Masaganda’s car head-on, killing him.

The stretch of Westborough between Junipero Serra and Camaritas Avenue is under the county’s jurisdiction, and South San Francisco officials want the county to help cut down on cross-over accidents by, perhaps, extending the median all the way from Camaritas to Junipero Serra.

According to County Supervisor Adrienne Tissier’s office, the county and city will sit down to discuss options on Thursday.

dsmith@examiner.com

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