For some truck drivers, the demands of their job can be overwhelming at times. Whether they suffer from truck driver fatigue due to lack of sleep, don’t have freight properly secured or make unsafe lane changes, these factors continue to contribute to truck accidents in San Francisco and throughout the state. Additionally, most drivers are well of aware of the sheer size of semis and how difficult it can be for truck drivers to stop, which can increase both the likelihood and severity of a crash. As a result, truck drivers and everyone else on the road should be cautious and remember the dangers.
After colliding with two vehicles, the driver of a semi left the scene of the crash. However, someone who witnessed the accident followed the truck and asked the trucker to stop. According to this witness, the truck driver would not admit to hitting any other vehicle and took off on foot.
Next, the witness contacted the authorities, who were able to track down and apprehend the trucker. One person died and two were injured in the accident, which took place at roughly 2:15 a.m. in Fontana.
When a semi truck accident occurs, it can wreak havoc on those who are involved. On top of truckers and the occupants of other vehicles, a crash could even impact the company the truck driver works for. For example, if they hired an unqualified truck driver or were not following federal trucking regulations, the legal consequences could be stressful, costly and overwhelming. Anyone who is struggling to move forward after a truck crash could find value in reaching out to a legal professional.
Source: ABC7.com, “Semi-truck driver arrested for fatal Fontana hit-and-run,” Jan. 30, 2014