Articles Tagged with Northern California truck crash law firm

orlando-leon-390504-copy-200x300On January 1 around 3:30 pm, a delivery truck drove into a crosswalk in the Richmond District of San Francisco. The truck struck a vehicle carrying a family of five and two pedestrians. The family in the vehicle were treated at the scene for minor injuries. However, two elderly men, 66 and 79 years, were seriously injured. The 66-year-old is recovering from a broken rib and punctured lung while the 79-year-old required surgery for internal bleeding.

According to reports, the truck was driving southbound on 21st Avenue when it entered the crosswalk at Geary Boulevard. It is believed that the truck driver lost control of his vehicle. Law enforcement officials are investigating the crash, including questioning the trucker, and have not released a cause for the accident, though they do know that the trucker attempted to make an illegal turn. It has not been confirmed whether speeding, drugs, alcohol, or any other issue influenced the crash.

Common Causes of Truck Accidents

bigrigDriving near a big rig truck can be nerve-wracking even for experienced drivers.  Whether you are attempting to pass one truck or feeling walled in by multiple big rigs, trucks can be intimidating.  While most truck drivers and trucking companies are conscientious and safety-minded, we cannot say that there is no reason to be afraid.  Big rig crashes injure and kill thousands each year.  Our Oakland truck crash injury lawyer is prepared to fight for the injured and for the families of those who die in truck accidents in Northern California and the neighboring regions.

Driver Injured in Fire Following Big Rig Accident on I-580 Near Livermore

CBS SF reports that a truck driver was injured after a crash between two big rigs caused a vehicle fire.  An official with the California Highway Patrol reports that the collision and resulting fire occurred on Interstate Highway 580 in unincorporated Alameda Country, near the North Flynn Road ramp east of Livermore.  The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes shortly before noon on Monday.  One driver was airlifted to the hospital with burn injuries.  Flames also caused a small grass fire, but fire crews were able to extinguish that blaze.   Lane closures were reported to last approximately two hours.