The deadly incident occurred shortly after noon on Wednesday, October 23rd.
The deceased, who is yet to be named, was riding an adult tricycle in the eastbound lanes of Lakeville Street towards Highway 101 when he was struck by a semi-truck traveling in the same direction. By the time emergency responders arrived on scene, the victim had already passed.
Witnesses reported seeing two semi-trucks in the area before the accident, both of which were flagged down as neither one stopped. Only one is believed to have been involved in the accident, though both are reported to be cooperating with the investigation.
The nearby intersection with Caulfield Lane was closed while the scene was investigated, though it was later opened. The exact details of this deadly incident have yet to be released.
A contributor to The Legal Herald and experienced truck accident attorney Bobby Thompson shared the following insight for victims injured in similar crashes:
“When one jumps into any kind of vehicle, the last thing on the mind is the fact it could crash and result in grave injuries or even death. Unfortunately, this is the case for many Americans every single day.
Faced with this fact, most find comfort in the thought that an insurance policy will cover all of the damages that result from an accident. Yet, when the accident involves a truck of any kind, the injuries tend to be extremely severe.
Extremely severe injuries require very advanced medical care to survive; in some cases, this intensive and expensive care has to continue for months if not for an entire lifetime. Medical costs can quickly rise to the millions of dollars, a sum that most victims can’t pay, and one which most insurance policies will simply not cover.
In these tragic cases, victims have few options, one of which is filing a truck accident lawsuit. Whether the victim is injured or killed in the accident, the lawsuit can be filed against the negligent party and help the victim and their loved ones achieve the compensation that will finally return tranquility to their lives.
Those who may have suffered an injury in a truck accident, or the families of victims killed in the same way, should contact an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible. Each state has a different time limit during which a lawsuit can be filed, so learning all of the options available to victims early can make the difference between a failed case and a successful one.”