Scott Clapham, 55, Victim in FedEx Truck Accident
SAN DIEGO (October 4, 2017)- According to the San Diego Coroner, Scott Clapham, 55, of Chula Vista, has been identified as the man who was sadly fatally injured following an accident which occurred on Tuesday, September 26th.
The incident took place at 2:35 p.m. on westbound Highway 905 between a FedEx truck and 2013 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 30-year-old San Diego woman.
Sources report that the driver of the unknown vehicle had been traveling recklessly above the speed limit as the vehicle’s driver approached the driver of a FedEx delivery truck driven by Scott Clapham. the vehicle’s driver suddenly either swerved into Clapham’s lane or cut him off causing Clapham to lose control of his FedEx truck.
Clapham’s truck veered off the highway down into an embankment tragically resulting in his death which the coroner confirmed to have been “multisystem blunt force injuries.”
Meanwhile, the Hyundai driver eventually collided with a railing causing injuries to herself, her male passenger, and four small children. All six parties were transported to a hospital
No further details have been released at this time.
San Diego Wrongful Death Lawyer
Based on this news report, it appears that the reckless driver of the vehicle involved who caused Mr. Clapham to lose control will likely be held responsible for this incident. There are still several unanswered questions here. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Was the driver of the vehicle distracted for any reason? Was the driver negligent in any other way? We trust officials are looking into these and other factors in order to determine precisely what occurred here and why.
In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing may have been a factor, the family of Mr. Scott Clapham would be entitled to a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault parties seeking compensation for damages including funeral costs, lost future income, and loss of love and companionship.
If you are in need of guidance following the loss of a loved one due to a tragic accident, contact our experienced San Diego wrongful death lawyers today at 800-235-6801.
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