Big Rig Truck Accident In Sorrento Valley Seriously Injured 55-Year-Old Man At San Diego Intersection By Mira Mesa Boulevard and Pacific Heights Boulevard
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (September 25, 2018) – A 55-year-old man was seriously injured in Sorrento Valley when he was struck by a box truck that was driving through an intersection by Mira Mesa Boulevard and Pacific Heights Boulevard.
San Diego police are saying that the accident took place just before 2:40 p.m. The 55-year-old man involved in the accident was driving a 1999 Saturn when he was hit by the 24-year-old driver of a 2008 GMC box truck.
The driver of the big rig entered the intersection of Mira Mesa Boulevard and Pacific Heights Boulevard going east. Emergency medical workers rushed to the scene in order to treat the two drivers.
The woman driving the GMC semi truck complained about pain on the right side of her body. Sorrento Valley police are saying that the man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries including a fractured ilium and a fractured cervical vertebrae.
Neither alcohol nor drugs are believed to have played a role in the crash. Investigators are still working to determine who was at fault.
A full investigation into the box truck accident will likely take several months to complete.
Semi Truck Accident Injuries
Truck accidents can leave victims with debilitating injuries. When a truck is fully loaded it can weigh as much as 80,000 lbs. Even an accident at a relatively low speed involves a significant amount of force. Here are just a few of the types of injuries that can occur as a result of a truck accident.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Damage to internal organs
Scientists writing for the Journal of American Epidemiology have indicated that there are a number of factors that can determine how severe a person’s injuries are. For example, the type of vehicle that a person is driving will have a big impact on the severity of their injuries. A driver of a car is more likely to be seriously injured than the driver of a van who is also more likely to be seriously injured than the driver of another truck. Due to a high degree of unknown variables it remained unclear if seat-belt use was correlated with the severity of a person’s injuries if they were driving a truck.
Liability In Car Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks
Determining fault in a truck accident can be a tricky proposition in many circumstances. Drivers will often contradict each other and there may or may not be video evidence of the crash or witnesses. However, investigators can conduct a forensic analysis of the crash scene in order to draw conclusions. Liability in truck accidents is usually determined according to common law concepts of negligence. If, for example, a truck driver was speeding or failed to yield the right of way they may be found liable for the accident. Moreover, the company that the truck driver works for may face vicarious liability if the truck driver was working at the time of the collision. An experienced Los Angeles truck accident attorney can examine the facts of your case and let you know what your rights are.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the victim of this terrible truck accident in San Diego. It is our sincere hope that anyone that may have seen what happened at this intersection comes forward and speaks with investigators. San Diego has a number of very dangerous intersections. Investigators should look into whether or not there was a dangerous condition at the time of the crash. It would be unacceptable if a similar incident were to occur.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured or killed in a truck accident in San Diego you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you in any way that we can. We will fight aggressively to get you the best medical treatment available and just compensation for your injuries. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have recovered over 1 billion for our clients. Call us today for a free consultation about your case (888) 888-9285.
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