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SACRAMENTO: Gary Morin Injured In Car Accident Involving Van On Interstate 80 Freeway


Dec 13, 2018

Gary Morin Accident: Caltrans Worker Gary Morin Injured After Being Hit By Van and Falling Light Pole While He Was Working On Interstate 80 Freeway In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (December 13, 2018) – A 32-year-old Caltrans worker identified as Gary Morin was seriously injured after he was hit by an out-of-control van on the Interstate 80 Freeway in West Sacramento.

California Highway Patrol are saying that Gary Morin was subsequently hit by a falling light pole after the initial accident. Paramedics rushed to the scene in where they came across with victim with major trauma. 

He was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center with extensive injuries. A co-worker for the victim says that he had recently started the job. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the victim in order to help with his recovery. 

According to the Go Fund Me page, “Gary Morin was very excited and proud to get hired [by] Caltrans. He’s one of the hardest-working young guys I know. He was hit by a car while working on the hwy. He recently purchased a house and has a fiance. He has very extensive injuries and has a long road to recovery. Please consider donating it will be greatly appreciated.”

Cal/OSHA as well as the California Highway Patrol are currently investigating the accident. 

Liability In Car Accidents In Construction Sites 

Drivers have a responsibility to maintain a reasonably safe speed and to take precautions in order to avoid causing accidents. A driver is required by law to be extra cautious while proceeding through a work zone. If you see an employee you should slow down and do your best to move out of their way. A driver that hits a Caltrans employee may face criminal as well as civil charges. 

Moreover, if the driver was working during the time of the accident the company that hired them could be held responsible. Buses, trucks and vans are all held to a very high standard when it comes to driving safely. A number of accidents take place when a driver becomes distracted and has to swerve in order to avoid one accident. It’s always a good idea to seek the legal counsel of a car accident attorney if you’ve been injured on the job. Victims as well as their families are protected by several laws. 

Getting Help After A Caltrans Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to Gary Morin and his family as he continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that steps are put in place to help prevent accidents like this in the future. We encourage everyone to donate to the Go Fund Me page that has been set up to help with his recovery. California Highway Patrol should conduct a thorough investigation in order to help determine what went wrong. 

If you or someone that you love has been injured due to the negligence of another driver you may have legal recourse. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can help get you financial compensation for your injuries. We are proud to have recovered over $1 billion for our deserving clients. You owe us absolutely nothing if we don’t end up winning or settling your case. Call us today for a risk free consultation at (888) 888-9285. 

Sources:

  1. Fox 40 Staff. Caltrans Worker Hit by Van, Falling Light Pole on I-80 in West Sacramento. December 13, 2108. 

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