Bryan Quintero Long Beach: 20-Year-Old Motorcyclist Died In Truck Accident On The 91 Freeway After Being Run Over By Semi-Truck
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA (February 21, 2019) – A 20-year-old motorcyclist identified as Bryan Quintero has tragically died in a car accident after being hit by rig truck on the 91 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the motorcycle rider was in the number 5 lane when he lost control and was ejected from his motorcycle. Some time after he was thrown off his bike a big rig truck ran him over.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Despite life-saving efforts Bryan Quintero was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.
Several lanes of traffic on the 91 Freeway were closed at the CHP continued their investigation.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Truck companies are considered “common carriers” under the law. As such, their drivers are held to a very high standard in terms of safety. According to the Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions, “Common carriers must carry passengers [or property] safely. Common carriers must use the highest care and the vigilance of a very cautious person. They must do all that human care, vigilance, and foresight reasonably can do under the circumstances to avoid harm to passengers[or property].”
According to the FMCSA, there are a number of factors that make a crash more likely. In descending order these include:
- Brake problems
- Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
Fatigue remains a huge problems for truck drivers. There are federal regulations for how many hours truck drivers are supposed to work and how much sleep they should get. But these regulations often don’t take into account that many truck drivers have side-jobs that also preoccupy their time. A number of accidents happen because truck drivers are not paying adequate attention to what’s happening ahead to them.
The family of a person that died in a truck accident may be able to seek justice under California’s Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A truck accident attorney can investigate all of the facts of your case free of charge and let you know what your options are. Most commercial trucks have event data recorders (EDRs) that can give great insight into what truck drivers were doing before an accident.
Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Bryan Quintero. Any witnesses that may have seen what happened should reach out to the CHP as they continue their investigation. It’s important that truck drivers keep their eyes on the road and actively scan for hazards.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have about your rights. We can investigate all aspects of your case free of charge and get to the bottom of what happened. 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.