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Man Dies in PT Cruiser after Getting Pinned Under Semi Truck in Linda Vista Area

By Ross Jurewitz on October 26, 2012

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.

Firefighters confirmed that the car driver was the only person present in the vehicle when this accident occurred.
It is undetermined whose fault it was, but it seems that the semi driver was taking precaution by going at a slow rate and using their flashers (hazard lights) for other drivers to see. No matter what led to this fatal accident, it is important for the deceased victim’s family members to get in touch with an experienced delivery truck attorney. Contacting an attorney will help determine exactly what legal claims the family can pursue and explain the necessary steps to go about it.

As trucks are larger in size than a regular passenger vehicle, collisions with a truck can turn out to be more severely damaging. Some typical factors that are involved when it comes to truck accidents include: vehicle speed, yielding the right-of-way, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, unsafe vehicle operations, driving while intoxicated, and distracted driving.

Our Linda Vista semi truck accident wrongful death lawyers have years of experience helping our clients recover compensation from damages. Even if the cause of the accident is undetermined, which is the case in this accident, contact us as (888) 233-5020 to discuss your best options.

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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