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PINOLE: Milton Myoung Killed In Truck Accident At San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way Intersection


Nov 28, 2018

Milton Myoung Accident: 35-Year-Old Pedestrian Identified As Milton Myoung Died In Semi-Truck Accident By San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way Intersection

 PINOLE, CALIFORNIA (November 28, 2018) A 35-year-old pedestrian identified as Milton Myoung has tragically died in a car accident after being run over by a semi-truck at the San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way Intersection.

The accident took place on Monday around 9:50 a.m., according to the Pinole Police Department. Authorities are saying that the driver of the truck stopped in the eastbound lane of the road after hitting the pedestrian.

The semi-truck driver stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators following the fatal crash.  Milton Myoung became trapped underneath the semi-truck and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone with additional details to reach out to them at (510) 724-8950.

What Causes Semi-Truck Accidents?

Semi-truck accidents kill thousands of people every year in the United States. A fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Even a rear-end collision can be deadly at lower speeds. Those that survive are often left with devastating and lasting injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, these are the primary causes of truck accidents in ascending order.

  • Fatigue

  • Inadequate surveillance

  • Over-the-counter drug use

  • Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)

  • Roadway problems

  • Unfamiliarity with roadway

  • Traveling too fast for conditions

  • Prescription drug use

  • Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)

  • Brake problems

It’s very important that truck drivers get adequate sleep so that they can perform their job duties. But this doesn’t always happen and fatigue can set in. Truck drivers may work more hours than they are supposed to or keep a second job which interferes with their sleep. It’s important to seek the legal counsel of a truck accident attorney if you or someone that you love has been injured or killed by a truck. An attorney can take steps to investigate the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.

Liability In Big Rig Truck Accidents

Victims of truck accidents may be able to hold multiple entities responsible after a truck collision. If the truck driver was negligent, either by being fatigued or inattentive to the roadway the company that hired them may face civil liability for the crash. Generally speaking, a company is responsible for the conduct of their employees that are acting within the course and scope of their job duties. Traffic cameras, eyewitnesses and information stored on a truck’s event data recorder all help paint a picture of what a truck driver was doing immediately prior to a crash.

A city may also face civil liability for a truck accident if it was caused by a dangerous condition in the roadway. For example, a number of cyclists are killed every year along roadways without clearly labeled bike lanes. The safety measures that should be in place along a stretch of road will be dependent on a number of factors. When there is a history of accidents along one stretch of road that puts the city on notice that there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. A truck accident attorney can investigate all factors that may have contributed to a crash and get victims compensation for their injuries.

Getting A Police Report After A Truck Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of  Milton Young as they are going through such a difficult time. Anyone that witnessed the Pinole truck accident should come forward and speak with investigators for the sake of the victims family. It is our sincere hope that steps will be taken to help make this intersection safer. City engineers should examine to what extent defects in the roadway may have contributed to the crash. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened.

If you or someone that you love was involved in a truck accident in Pinole you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can take steps to investigate your claim and help preserve your rights after an accident. We take pride in holding truck drivers and the companies that hire them responsible for their actions. Far too often, concerns about profitability take center stage over concerns about pedestrian safety. Whether you need a police report after an accident or you just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.

 Sources:

  1. GEORGE KELLY. Pedestrian fatally struck by semi-truck in Pinole is identified. November 27, 2018.

  2. FMCSA.  The Large Truck Crash Causation Study – Analysis Brief. November 28, 2018

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