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UPDATE: Stacy Baber Involved In San Pablo Truck Accident That Killed Hundreds of Chickens On Highway 80

Sep 5, 2019

Stacy Baber San Pablo: Stacy Baber Involved In San Pablo Truck Accident That Killed Hundreds of Chickens On Highway 80

SAN PABLO, CALIFORNIA (September 5, 2019) – The driver of a big rig truck hauling thousands of chickens lost control of his vehicle before hitting the center divider and then another car driven by Stacy Baber on Highway 80. 

California Highway Patrol are saying that that the accident took place around 3:30 a.m. in the Westbound lanes of San Pablo Dam Road. The force of the impact caused the semi-truck to burst into flames killing thousands of chickens. 

Stacy Baber told reporters, “My air bags went off and I didn’t have any control of anything else. I thought oh glory to God because I thought I was going to be dead this morning.”

For reasons that remain under investigation, the semi-truck driver over corrected before hitting the center divider and Stacy Baber’s car. CHP are trying to determine if the truck driver may have fallen asleep. 

An investigation into the cause of the San  Pablo truck accident remains ongoing at this time. 

Liability In Truck Accidents

All truck drivers have a legal responsibility to operate their vehicles according to the prevailing conditions of the road and take measures to prevent accidents. According to California Vehicle Code 22350, “No person shall drive a vehicle upon a highway at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and the surface and width of, the highway, and in no event at a speed which endangers the safety of persons or property.”

A number of very serious truck accidents take place every year when drivers are fatigued or fall asleep. According to the FMCSA, fatigue is the number one factor behind injury truck accidents. Truck drivers are legally required to work no more than 14 hours per day. But they don’t always get enough sleep. Fatigue really starts to set in between midnight and 6:00 a.m. This is when the body’s circadian rhythm starts to put many drivers to sleep. 

If a truck driver was fatigued and caused an accident they or the company that they work for may face civil liability. Companies are generally responsible for the negligent conduct of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. Many truck accident victims will suffer a wide variety of injuries including: 

  • Whiplash
  • Head trauma
  • Soft tissue damage

Many of the injuries associated with truck accidents are not always visible to the naked eye. A high proportion of truck accident victims suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It’s always a good idea to seek follow up care with a doctor after a truck accident even if you feel mostly alright. The smart thing to do after that is to contact a truck accident attorney. An attorney can examine all of the facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are. 

Getting Help After A Truck Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Stacy Baber as he continues to recover. Any person that may have seen what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation for the sake of all of those involved. Someone could have easily been killed. 

Have you or someone that you care about been involved in a truck accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 just have questions about the law or need a free, independent investigation into an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 888-9285. 

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