Chain Reaction Accident Causes Wrongful Death
A series of trucking accident crashes in Oceanside, California killed one passenger and left another severely injured.
Police say it started when a man driving a white Ford pickup truck hit a vehicle on westbound state Route 78 near Jefferson Street.
The truck then got off the freeway and slammed into a Kia on Vista Way near Moreno Street, killing its female driver.
Her car then smashed into a Toyota Tundra. That driver was not hurt but told police the man driving the Ford was traveling at a high rate of speed.
“Through the light, full speed, never hit the brakes, boom,” he said.
The driver who caused the crash also hit a Chevrolet pickup, which landed in a nearby driveway. The Chevy then hit a truck parked in the driveway and caused some damage to the home.
“Apparently there was some machinery in the back bed of the truck that launched and caused that damage up there,” said Oceanside police Sgt. Ignacio Lopez.
The driver of the Ford hit three mailboxes and a fence before the truck came to rest in a front yard.
Paramedics took him and another driver to the hospital. There is no word on their conditions.
Neighbors say crashes on this street happen frequently. They have contacted city leaders about making improvements but say they still see several bad accidents often.
“We asked for a stop sign, we asked for a traffic light … This is unnecessary. There’s no reason this poor girl should have died today,”
Police have not identified the woman who was killed. There is no word yet if the driver who caused the crash will face any charges. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
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Attorney Steven Peck has been practicing law since 1981. A former successful business owner, Mr. Peck initially focused his legal career on business law. Within the first three years, after some colleagues and friend’s parents endured nursing home neglect and elder abuse, he continued his education to begin practicing elder law and nursing home abuse law.