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San Diego, CA – Pedestrian Killed by DUI Driver of Moving Truck on 5th Ave

San Diego, CA (October 4, 2022) – On Sunday evening, October 2, one person died in a pedestrian accident involving a moving truck in San Diego.

The San Diego Police Department reported that the accident occurred, a little after 10 p.m., near the 1800 block of 5th Avenue in the Bankers Hill area. The police indicate that a man was driving a Penske moving truck at a high rate of speed when he hit a parked car, continued driving over a curb, and hit a man that was sitting on the curb of a raised buffer zone. After hitting the man, the driver crashed the truck into a building on 5th Avenue.

Emergency personnel was immediately called to the scene. When they arrived, they found the pedestrian had died at the scene due to the severe injuries he suffered in the accident. His identity has not been released at this time by police.

The driver of the truck was also injured in the accident and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of significant facial injuries.

The circumstances surrounding the accident are under further investigation by local authorities. They believe that alcohol may be a factor in the accident. There is no indication of any charges filed at this point as the investigation is still ongoing.

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.

Our thoughts are with the other person injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.

Fatal DUI Truck Accidents in California

Driving under the influence of alcohol is grossly reckless behavior that causes thousands of accidents each year in California. More than 1,000 people are killed in California by drunk drivers every year. The law clearly states that it is illegal for any person to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, if the person is 21 years old or older, or 0.01% if the person is under 21 years old. Despite these strict laws and corresponding penalties associated with breaking them, California is struggling with an increasing amount of DUI accidents.

Trucks of all sizes and varieties travel California’s roads every day. They are higher off the ground than ordinary vehicles and it is harder for their drivers to see pedestrians. Because trucks can cause so much damage if they are involved in an accident, truck drivers need to exercise a higher level of care when operating a truck to ensure the safety of pedestrians and other vehicles on the roadways. Unfortunately, drivers of moving trucks are often inexperienced at driving a truck. Oftentimes, people will rent a truck as a more affordable way to move. They do not have a commercial truck license and lack the experience or training that professional truck drivers have.

Losing a loved one in a truck accident is an overwhelming event in one’s life. We understand that no amount of money could replace that person in your life. However, filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can ensure that you get justice for your deceased family member, help you to cope with their loss, and help you to be able to continue to provide for your family in your loved one’s absence. When you’re grieving, it may be hard to think of anything else. Having an experienced and compassionate attorney can help you with this process and ease the burden of handling complicated legal and insurance matters.

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 Diego 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.

Disclaimer: The photos used in this post were not taken at the actual accident. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. This post is not a solicitation for business.

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