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UPDATE: Milton Myoung Killed In Pinole Truck Accident At The Intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way


Nov 28, 2018

Milton Myoung Pinole Accident: 35-Year-Old Pedestrian Milton Myoung Died After Being Hit By Semi-Truck In Pinole After Becoming Trapped Underneath Big Rig

 PINOLE, CALIFORNIA (November 28, 2018) A 35-year-old man identified as Milton Myoung died in a truck accident after he was hit near the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way.

The truck driver that hit Milton Myoung near San Pablo Avenue and Appian Way stopped by the right side of the road after the collision. Police are saying that the truck driver was cooperative and remained at the scene.

Emergency medical workers arrived at the scene in order to help the victim, but he was later pronounced dead. The cause of the accident remains unknown at this point.

Factors That Contribute To Truck Accidents

It has been estimated that 94% of all fatal accidents involve some amount of driver error. This is especially true in truck accidents. Despite many drivers best efforts, it can be difficult to operate at maximum safety at all times. Fatigue and carelessness can creep into the mix. Driver error in truck accidents will typically fall into one of four categories.

  • Non-performance is a major contributor to truck accidents. This can happen when a truck driver falls asleep, suffers a medical emergency or is for some other reason unable to operate the vehicle.

  • Failures of recognition are another major problem. This may occur if a driver was distracted and not paying attention to the road.

  • Poor decisions on the drivers part will contribute to accidents as well. This may include driving too fast or following to closely behind other vehicles.

  • Driver negligence may even come into play during an accident. A number of crashes occur when a truck driver panics, overcompensates and ends up hitting another vehicle.  

Victims of truck accidents can be left with devastating injuries and high medical bills. Trucks are generally required to carry large insurance policies if a driver causes an accident. A victim or their family may have the ability to file a claim for damages. A truck accident attorney can take measures to investigate your claim and let you know what your options are.

Liability In Pedestrian Accidents Involving Semi Truck Drivers

Around 5,000 pedestrians are killed every year in car accidents. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence or inattentiveness of truck drivers. When a pedestrian is run over and dragged following an accident that is fairly strong evidence that the driver was not paying attention. A number of accidents occur when truck drivers are making right turns.

Trucks tend to have very large blind spots on their side. A car could disappear in the blind spots on the side of a truck. Drivers often times roll over pedestrians and then drag them because they can’t see what’s going on. A truck driver should check their blind spots, but far too often this doesn’t happen. Traffic cameras can often be used to determine liability in a truck accident. But when footage of an accident is unavailable a forensic examination of a person’s injuries can be used to determine what happened.

Getting Help From A Wrongful Death Attorney

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Milton Myoung as they are going through such a difficult time. There needs to be a thorough investigation into this accident for the sake of all of those that have been affected. It is our sincere hope that there is some accountability for this tragedy.

Have you or someone that you love died due to the negligence of a truck driver? There are laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys can help get you justice after an accident. We have successfully handled thousands of personal injury claims. Whether you need a police report after an accident or you just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You’re always welcome to reach out to us 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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