A motorist was killed in a PT Cruiser and semi truck accident that occurred on October 21 at about 8:30 p.m. in the Linda Vista area. Initial reports suggest that a fully loaded semi-truck heading on northbound 163 was hit by a PT Cruiser. Once the PT Cruiser hit the semi-truck, it was dragged for about 100 feet before the truck finally came to a rest.
San Diego Fire-Rescue crews untangled the black PT Cruiser that was stuck beneath the semi truck using heavy machinery and other tools. The roof and door both had to be removed to get the motorist out. The cruiser driver suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. Our law office sends sincere condolences to the victim’s family members and friends for such a shocking loss. Read the rest »
When the driver of a commercial vehicle has been involved in an accident due to negligence‚ very often the company that employs him may be held liable. Numerous factors are taken into consideration to determine fault‚ but essentially the driver is considered to be under the authority of the employer.
A San Diego personal injury lawyer may ask the following questions to assist in determining liability: Read the rest »
An unidentified Beaumont-Cherry Valley Water District employee was killed in a Beaumont commercial trucking accident that occurred on June 28‚ 2011‚ around 2:35 p.m. near Veile Avenue‚ south of 6th Street in Beaumont.
The truck driver was also hospitalized for an unrelated condition. There is very limited information on the accident. An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident‚ which points to negligence by the driver. The investigating officers need to determine whether the truck driver was speeding‚ distracted or was driving under the influence of drugs. If it is found that the truck driver was speeding or was driving negligently‚ then he and his employer may be held liable for victim’s wrongful death. Read the rest »