Marcos Flores Colton: 68-Year-Old Father Identified As Marcos Flores Tragically Died In Truck Accident By The Intersection of Valley Boulevard and Acacia Avenue
COLTON, CALIFORNIA (May 5, 2019) – A 68-year-old man identified as Marcos Flores has tragically died in an accident after his pickup truck collided with a semi-truck by the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Acacia Avenue.
Colton police are saying that the accident took place around 10:00 p.m. right in front of Valley Truck Filters. Emergency medical responders rushed to the scene of the accident in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving efforts Marcos Flores died due to his injuries. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help the family of Marcos Flores. Marcos Flores is survived by his wife and kids.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck drivers have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and drive according to the prevailing conditions of the road. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”
A number of collisions take place when truck drivers are distracted and make dangerous left turns. According to Schnieder, “While driving a semi, it takes 16 seconds just to make the turn and 10 seconds more to get up to 35 mph. Make sure the gap between you and oncoming vehicles is big enough to turn safely; don’t try to force others to slow down or stop for you.” There are a number of steps that truck drivers should take to make sure that they are performing turns safely.
- Set Up
- Slow Down
If a car hits a truck while that truck was making a left turn there is a good possibility the truck truck driver will be found at fault. It’s important to be proactive after an accident. Witnesses should be gathered and evidence should be preserved. Unfortunately, truck companies will often work hard to deny liability following an accident.
A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are. The family members of a victim that died in a truck accident may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and emotional trauma. There are, however, statute of limitations associated with being able to pursue a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Marcos Flores. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of all of those that have been affected. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me that has been set up to help the victim’s family.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.