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LOS OSOS: Catherine Zwart Hein Killed In Car Accident With Utility Truck On South Bay Boulevard


Apr 15, 2019

Catherine Hein Los Osos: 67-Year-Old Catherine Zwart Hein Died In Car Accident With Parked Utility Truck On South Bay Boulevard

LOS OSOS, CALIFORNIA (April 14, 2019) – A 67-year-old woman identified as Catherine Zwart Hein has tragically died in a car accident on South Bay Boulevard after hitting a parked utility truck. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 9:00 a.m. For reasons that remain under investigation, Catherine Zwart Hein’s vehicle left the roadway and onto a dirt shoulder. 

Her Volkswagen collided with a parked utility truck not far away from a construction site. Paramedics rushed to the scene and transported the victim the hospital with major injuries. 

Despite life-saving efforts Catherine Zwart Hein later died at the hospital. There is an ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident. 

Liability In Truck Accidents

 In 2018 alone, there were an estimated 141,000 truck accidents. This lead to over 4,000 deaths and many injuries. But not every accident involving a truck involves two moving vehicles. A number of accidents take place every year when one driver hits another parked vehicle. There are a number of safety regulations about where cars and trucks can park. 

  • Drivers that illegally park their vehicles can be held liable for an accident. 
  • Drivers should use warning lights to alert other drivers of their presence when they park on the side of the road. 

Generally speaking, the shoulders of the road should be clear of vehicles. A parked vehicle on the side of the road can be a lethal hazard for errant drivers. The family of a victim that died in a car accident make be able to seek justice under California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the circumstances of an accident and let you know what your rights are. 

Investigating A Truck Accident 

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Catherine Zwart Hein. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened for the sake of the victim’s family. Why was this truck parked on the dirt shoulder. It is our sincere hope that there is some accountability for what has happened

If you or someone that you love has been involved in a truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We can investigate all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your options are. We are committed to make sure that accident victims and their family get the support and justice that they deserve. 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.

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