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Mechanic Killed When Car Plows into Broken School Bus in North Park

By Ross Jurewitz on December 18, 2012

A 32-year-old mechanic was killed in a tragic car accident that occurred on December 13 around 7 a.m. in North Park. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Athans, a 2005 Nissan Altima swerved off Interstate 805 and rear ended a broken down Unified School District bus. The mechanic was trapped for half an hour under the hood before he was released by firefighters.

The 41-year-old female motorist driving the car also sustained major injuries. Medics immediately transported both injured parties to a local hospital for treatment, where later the mechanic was pronounced dead. We are devastated by this tragic event and send our sincere condolences to the deceased victim’s family.

Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car accidents that occur in San Diego. According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), around 29% of all auto accidents are rear-end collisions.

Rear-end car accidents can occur due to several reasons, such as defective auto parts, road debris, and distracted driving. In most rear-end collisions, the motorist who hits another vehicle from behind is held liable for the crash. A person involved in a rear-end accident may suffer minor to major injuries and even death.

Since the mechanic in this fatal car accident was fixing the school bus, his family may be able to seek workers’ compensation and seek justice against the at-fault motorist as well. It is important for the deceased mechanic’s family members to speak with an experienced and aggressive car accident attorney who has the caliber to fight for their rights.

Our experienced North Park workers’ compensation attorneys can help you get your deserved compensation. Call us at (888) 233-5020 for a free evaluation of your work injury accident case.

Ross Jurewitz

Ross Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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