Van with Flat Tire Rear-ended by Big Rig Truck on 805 Freeway
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2018) — A big rig truck reportedly slammed into the back of a stalled van on the shoulder of northbound Interstate 805 near Nobel Drive, the California Highway Patrol reports.
The crash was reported early Wednesday morning about 2:50 a.m.
Following the collision the truck veered off the freeway and went through a chain-link fence and about 50 feet down an embankment. The crash prompted the CHP to issue a traffic alert for roughly about two hours.
Paramedics rushed the truck driver to a hospital to be treated. It’s unknown what the extent of his injuries were at this time, but he was able to walk up the hill with assistance to the ambulance.
The two occupants of the van were a man and his coworker. The vehicle had pulled over on the shoulder after suffering a flat tire. The vehicle reportedly had flashed their lights, but they were still hit by the big rig.
San Diego Car Accident Investigation
It’s unknown at this time whether the truck driver or the driver in the van will be responsible for this crash. Police are reviewing all the facts to determine fault. Once this decision has been made, the at-fault driver will be held liable for the injuries to their own occupants as well as those who were in the other involved vehicle. Their could potentially be criminal charges made if a traffic violation is confirmed.
Those were were hurt may pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses and hospital bills, lost future income due to work absence, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision such as this one, contact our experienced San Diego injury lawyers as we are here to help you and your family through this difficult time. Please call us at 855-703-4186.
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