Tyrone Green Accident: U.S. Navy Veteran Tyrone L Green Died In Los Angeles Car Accident After Tow Truck Crushed His Car On The 10 Freeway Off-Ramp By San Pedro Street
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (February 9, 2019) – A 41-year-old man who was later identified as U.S. Navy Veteran Tyrone Green has died after a tow truck landed on his Honda on a 10 freeway off-ramp in downtown Los Angeles.
The fatal collision took place around 1:15 a.m. by the San Pedro Street exit. For reasons that remain under investigation, the tow truck driver crushed Tyrone Green’s Honda.
Firefighters and emergency responders were able to eventually move the flat-bed tow truck off the victim’s vehicle. But he later died as a result of the crash.
The tow truck operator does not appear to have been injured and remained at the scene. It remains unclear if any arrests will be made.
In order to help cover funeral expenses for the victim’s family, a Wells Fargo Tyrone Green Memorial Fund has been created. According to the Fund’s creator, “Tyrone was a US Navy Veteran , who leaves behind 2 children, a grandchild and a immediate family. Green was a mentor who loved his country and community. Unfortunately on Feb 1st, 2019 an accident claimed Mr. Green’s life.”
Tyrone Green created poetry in his spare time and wrote about his experiences in the Navy.
Liability In Truck Accidents
According to the FMCSA, “Of the approximately 475,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2016, there were 3,864 (0.8 percent) fatal crashes and 104,000 (22 percent) injury crashes.” They also list 10 major factors that contribute to truck accidents. They are as follows:
- Brake problems
- Traffic flow interruption (congestion, previous crash)
- Prescription drug use
- Traveling too fast for conditions
- Unfamiliarity with roadway
- Roadway problems
- Required to stop before crash (traffic control device, crosswalk)
- Over-the-counter drug use
- Inadequate surveillance
Truck drivers are supposed to get adequate rest and maintain a safe distance with the vehicle in front of them. But fatigue often plays a role in crashes that occur at night. When a truck driver rear-ends another vehicle, there is often a presumption of negligence on the part of the truck driver. Simply put, trucks must maintain a safe distance with the vehicle ahead of them and be able to slow down in time even if the lead car stops abruptly.
The family of a victim that died in a tow truck accident can hold the negligent truck driver accountable by filing a wrongful death claim. A truck accident lawyer can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your rights are. Trucks often have event date recorders (EDRs) that can help paint a picture of what a truck driver was doing immediately before a crash. There are statute of limitations associated with being able to file a claim, so it’s important to act quickly.
Investigating A Truck Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Tyrone Green. There needs to be some accountability on the tow truck company and driver involved in this accident. No family should ever have to suffer through something like this which may have been preventable. We also encourage everyone to donate to the Wells Fargo Tyrone Green Memorial Fund which has been set up to honor the victim and give him a proper burial.
Have you or someone that you love been involved in a tow truck accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you have. We are deeply committed to holding companies accountable for their actions and getting justice for our clients. Whether you just have questions about your rights or need a free investigation into an accident we can help. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.