A collision between a truck and a light-rail vehicle injured five people in San Francisco, California. The truck accident happened at around 9:15 a.m., near the intersection of Third Street and Egbert Avenue. The driver of the truck failed to yield to the Muni light-rail vehicle and turned left in front of the vehicle causing the collision. The driver of the Muni and four passengers suffered injuries and were transported by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. Authorities believe the injured victims were experiencing neck and knee pain. Local police are investigating the accident, and it is unknown if any citations have been issued.
Truck accidents can be one of the most serious types of auto accidents due to their size and weight. Commercial trucks can weigh around 80,000 pounds and when the vehicles are operated negligently, accidents occur. Fatigued driving is one of the most common causes of truck accidents and many laws have been created to prevent drivers from experiencing fatigue. Commercial truck drivers are not permitted to operate their vehicle over a specific amount of hours per week. Unfortunately, many drivers and trucking companies disobey these laws in an attempt to increase their profits. If you have been injured in a truck accident, you could have grounds to file a case against the driver, trucking company, and possibly the manufacturer of the vehicle.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our personal injury attorneys investigate all possibilities at recovering the maximum compensation for your damages. We will collect all evidence and determine if you have grounds to file a personal injury, wrongful death, and third party case. Our attorneys fight passionately for your rights while supporting you throughout the process of the case. Contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.