Ronald St. Clair Accident: Ronald Alan St. Clair Killed In El Cajon Truck Accident While Riding Scooter On Greenfield Drive While Crossing Interstate 8 Freeway On-Ramp
EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA (August 1, 2019) – A 51-year-old man riding a scooter identified as Ronald Alan St. Clair has tragically died in a car accident with a truck on Greenfield Drive.
California Highway Patrol are saying that the accident took place around 11:55 p.m. Ronald Alan St. Clair was attempting to cross the on-ramp on a scooter and was hit by a truck that may not have seen him.
The driver of the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Paramedics rushed to the scene in order to help the victim.
Despite life-saving efforts Ronald Alan St. Clair later died due to his injuries. Police are asking any witnesses that may have seen the truck accident to reach out to them.
An investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Truck Accidents
Nearly 5,000 people are killed every year in accidents involving commercial trucks. According to the FMCSA, there are hundreds of factors associated with truck accidents. What follows are the top 5:
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
The major problem is truck driver fatigue. Truck drivers can work up to 14 hours in a day and they naturally get tired like everyone else. As fatigue sets in they are more likely to violate safety procedures. Truck drivers are supposed to yield the right of way to pedestrians that are in lawfully marked crosswalks.
According to California Vehicle Code 21950, “The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.” If a truck driver is negligent and hits a pedestrian they may face civil liability for the accident.
The family of any victim that is injured in an accident due to the negligence of a truck driver may have legal recourse through California Code of Civil Procedure 377.60. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. A truck accident attorney can investigate your claim free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Ronald Alan St. Clair as they are going through such a difficult time. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to authorities as they continue their investigation. It is our sincere hope that measures are put in place to help prevent similar accidents at this intersection.
If you or someone that you care about has been involved in a 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 and that trucking companies are held accountable for their actions. Whether you need a free, independent 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.