San Bernardino, CA (November 12, 2022) – Early Wednesday morning, November 9, a fatal accident was reported involving a pedestrian and a garbage truck on I-215 South that tragically resulted in the pedestrian’s death.
The police reported that the accident occurred, at about 5:50 a.m. when a pedestrian was walking on I-215 South near University Parkway when they were hit by a garbage truck. The pedestrian was thrown down onto the road by the force of the impact.
Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. When they arrived, shortly thereafter, crews worked quickly to care for the pedestrian and provide medical care. Sadly, the person’s injuries were too severe and they were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released at this time pending notification of their next of kin. There is no indication that anyone else was injured in this accident.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. The area was shut down as police investigated.
We extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Fatal Truck Accidents in California
Garbage trucks are an essential part of daily life and provide an important service for the people of our state. However, these trucks are massive and can be difficult to maneuver and control through neighborhoods. Truck accidents happen frequently in the state. Sadly, the frequency of accidents involving trucks and pedestrians is increasing. Given their large size when pedestrians are hit by a large truck, it often results in the pedestrian sustaining devastating injuries or death.
All drivers, including truck drivers, are imposed with the requirement to safely operate their vehicles, which is called a duty of care under the law. This expectation is in place because great bodily harm can be caused by negligently operating a vehicle. A driver’s duty of care to not cause harm includes not causing harm to pedestrians also. All drivers must maintain a proper lookout for pedestrians and operate their vehicles in such a manner to maintain control and avoid hitting or causing harm to a pedestrian on the sidewalk, crosswalk, road, or wherever else they come in contact with the pedestrian. This duty of care is breached when a pedestrian is hit.
When losing a loved one in a truck accident, you are filled with overwhelming feelings of shock and sadness. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and tragic loss of a family member. When you lose a loved one, we understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. However, when someone you love has been killed by someone else’s negligence, you have the option of filing a wrongful death claim on your loved one’s behalf. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member, and can help you to cope with their loss.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal truck accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a San Bernardino wrongful death attorney by calling (949) 536-9467 to see how we can help you.
Note: This accident news post was created with the use of outside sources. These sources include local news reports, state and local police reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious truck accidents that occur in Southern California. For that reason, we have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is incorrect, please contact the Law Offices of Samer Habbas & Associates, PC so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available.
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