Food 4 Less: Food 4 Less Truck Accident In San Bernardino Injured Man Sleeping Behind Store On West Second Street
SAN BERNARDINO (August 31, 2019) – A pedestrian was seriously injured after being backed over by a semi-truck at a San Bernardino Food 4 Less Supermarket on Second Street.
San Bernardino police are saying that the man was sleeping behind the Food 4 Less around 1:00 a.m. A delivery truck backed over the victim who may have been homeless causing serious injuries.
Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the Food 4 Less and transported the victim to the hospital. The semi-truck driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with authorities.
Liability In Semi-Truck Accidents
Nearly 5,000 people are killed every year in truck accidents. This is due to a variety of factors. According to the FMCSA, “Fatigue, drinking alcohol, and speeding are major factors in motor vehicle crashes overall. Although their presence does not always result in a crash, these three factors, as well as other driver, vehicle, and environmental factors, can increase the risk that a crash will occur.” Victims of truck accidents often suffer from a wide variety of injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Organ damage
Truck drivers have a responsibility to keep an eye out for pedestrians even when they are outside of marked crosswalks. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “Subdivision (b) does not relieve a driver of a vehicle from the duty of exercising due care for the safety of any pedestrian within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection.” There is simply no reason that a truck driver should ever back over a pedestrian. Good truck drivers should:
- Examine their mirrors to see what’s behind them
- Use a spotter to help guide them while backing up
- Check what’s behind them by getting out of their truck and looking
Victims of truck accidents may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Truck companies will often fight hard to deny liability after accidents. A truck accident attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and get to the bottom of what happened. It doesn’t cost anything to hire an attorney and they can work to make sure that your rights are being protected.
Getting Help After A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to the pedestrian that was injured in this truck accident at Food 4 Less. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to the San Bernardino police department as they continue to investigate. There needs to be some accountability for this accident.
If you or someone that you care about has been injured in a semi-truck accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are committed to making sure that accident victims are aware of their rights so that they can make informed decisions. Whether you need a free investigation into an accident or just have questions about the law we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285.