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CHULA VISTA: Ana Gonzalez and Irene Archuleta Injured In Car Accident At Chase Bank After Truck Crashed Through The Store

Nov 21, 2018

Pickup Truck Crashed Through Chase Bank In Chula Vista Leaving Ana Gonzalez and Irene Archuleta Injured; Car Accident Under Investigation

 CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA (November 20, 2018) A truck crashed through the front of a Chase Bank and injured Ana Gonzalez and Irene Archuleta  as they were near the ATMs.

The driver of the truck has been identified as Chris Smith. He told police that he pushed on the brakes of his truck prior to the accident but it did not stop.

Chris Smith sustained some cuts from the broken glass. A building inspector was called to the scene in order to assess the structural integrity of the Chase Bank.

There is an ongoing investigation into the car accident that injured Ana Gonzalez and Irene Archuleta.

Liability In Accidents Where Cars Go Through Storefronts

A car driving through the front of a store may seem like a freak occurrence, but it is actually really common. It happens tens of thousands of times every year in the United States. The vast majority of these accidents take place when drivers experience “pedal confusion.” In other words they meant to hit the brakes but they end up hitting the accelerator. This is more common among elderly drivers. A mechanical malfunction with a car’s brakes may contribute to an accident as well. Victim’s of these sorts of accidents will typically be able to recover damages by filing a negligence claim.  An experienced car accident attorney can investigate your claim and let you know what your options are.

Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Ana Gonzalez and Irene Archuleta as they recover from their injuries. It’s very fortunate that no one was killed. This could have certainly ended much worse. We encourage anyone that may have seen what happened to reach out to authorities as they continue to investigate.

If you or someone that you love has been injured in a car accident you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can fight on your behalf. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have recovered over $1 billion for our clients. Whether you have questions about your rights or are looking to hire an attorney we are here for you. You can reach  us anytime at (888) 888-9285.


  1. NBC 7. Truck Slams Into Chase Bank, Injures 3 in Chula Vista. 2018.

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