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Fatal San Diego Car Wreck Kills Driver on I-8

A 52-year-old El Cajon resident was killed in a two-vehicle wreck that occurred on November 16, 2011, around 5:45 a.m. on Interstate 8 (I-8) in the Alpine area. According to California Highway Patrol and San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office, the driver’s eastbound sedan rear-ended the tractor-trailer near East Victoria Drive.

Alpine Car AccidentThe motorist suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the accident scene. From the available information, it is unclear what led to this serious car wreck. If there occurred a loss of control due to a vehicular malfunction, then the auto maker may be financially responsible for the accident and the damages. Read the rest »

San Diego FedEx Truck Rams Car and Kills Two on I-805

FedEx i-805 Truck Accident 56-year-old Thoy Insixiengmay and 59-year-old Tem Thirakul were killed in a gruesome interstate trucking accident on southbound Interstate 805 (I-805) on October 31‚ 2011‚ in San Diego. The driver‚ a 35-year-old woman‚ lost control of the vehicle just after coming onto the freeway from Clairemont Mesa Boulevard on-ramp.

Her Honda Civic spun into traffic lanes and headed straight into the path of a Federal Express semi-truck at around 10 p.m.  The FedEx driver could not avoid the collision. Read the rest »

National City Big Rig Accident Injures Car Driver | San Diego Lawyer

National City Big Rig AccidentAn unidentified motorist suffered serious injuries in a truck wreck that occurred on August 24‚ 2011‚ around 7:30 a.m. on Interstate 805 (I-805) near Sweetwater Road. According to California Highway Patrol Officers‚ a silver color Toyota Avalon was trapped under the rear side of a semi-truck.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department officers had to extricate the motorist from underneath the truck to save his life. The car driver suffered serious injuries and was immediately transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment. Read the rest »

Nickelodeon Star Miranda Cosgrove Injured in Tour Bus Accident

Cosgrove Bus Accident“iCarly” star Miranda Cosgrove suffered a broken ankle in a truck accident when her tour bus crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on I-70 in Illinois‚ just outside of Vandalia on the morning of August 11‚ 2011.

According to local reports‚ the bus hit a part of the overturned semi that was blocking one of the lanes. According to the 18-year old Nickelodeon star‚ it was pitch black outside when her tour bus‚ en route to Kansas‚ collided with the truck. Rather than swerving and potentially overturning the bus‚ the bus driver decided to hit the brakes and face the semi head on. Miranda says this may have saved her life. Read the rest »

One Killed; Two Injured in Fatal Ventura County Big Rig Crash

Camarillo Truck CrashOne person was killed and two others suffered serious injuries in a truck accident on June 15‚ 2011‚ around 12:03 a.m. on northbound 101 Freeway (US-101N) near Camarillo Springs Road. According to Ventura County Fire Department Chief Chad Cooke‚ the big rig driver lost his brakes at the bottom of a steep grade and slammed into another truck‚ causing it to overturn and spill the asphalt it was carrying. One trucker was killed.

Three to four other vehicles were involved in this crash.  From the available information‚ it is evident that trucking accident occurred due to a mechanical failure. Therefore‚ the employer of the big rig driver may be held liable for the wrongful death and injuries suffered by other victims. Read the rest »

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