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Claude Wyle

Pedestrian Fatally Hit by Semi-Truck on I-580

I was deeply saddened by the death of David Lopez late last month. According to the California Highway Patrol, David Lopez, 45, of San Ramon, was hit by a truck that was pulling two trailers in…

Claude Wyle

Trucking Accident Causes Fiery Freeway Accident

Two people suffered fatal injuries in a fiery pileup inside a Southern California freeway tunnel on Sunday night. Two trucks triggered the accident when they collided into each other, which led to a serious of chain-reaction accidents, involving at least 15 trucks. Ten people suffered serious injuries, and it took over 300 firefighters to extinguish the blaze.For more information on this…

Claude Wyle

Trucker Chases Hat: Struck by SUV.

Rick Uvaney, a trucker, survived being struck by a SUV in Canton, Ohio with relatively few injuries earlier this week. Uvaney pulled off the freeway to secure his load, when a sudden gust of wind blew his baseball cap he had worn for years into the median. Uvaney walked over to retrieve his hat, and was struck by an SUV. Uvaney’s injuries, a broken wrist and dislocated shoulder, could have…

Claude Wyle

Verdict: CHP 911 "Grossly Negligent."

A San Francisco Superior Court Jury found the CHP 911 dispatch center “grossly negligent” in mishandling a deadly trucking accident. The mishandling of the 2003 call was a factor in the death of Richard Housley, who was crushed between the truck and trailer of the truck he was driving. The jury determined that 911 dispatch center departed from its standard procedures when they failed to call…

Claude Wyle

Distracted Driver Hits Tomato Truck; Kills Passenger

The death of a 23-year-old woman this Sunday could have been avoided if only the driver in the van she rode in paid more attention to surrounding traffic conditions. Just south of the Herndon crossing on northbound I-5 at approximately 9:54 p.m., Pakom Lengsrichaem sped along at 75 mph. He did not notice traffic slowing ahead of him, and rear-ended a tomato truck moving at 15 mph. The tomato…

Shannon Weidemann

Truck Driver Dies After Hitting Overpass

A 76-year-old truck driver was killed in Lodi, New Jersey on Route 17 on Monday. The driver was from Newburgh, N.Y. and may have lost control of his vehicle on a snowy patch of the road. His truck slammed into a column of the Route 80 overpass.Carney said there was no indication alcohol played a role in the accident, though toxicology results are pending.”We have a witness and are going over…

Claude Wyle

Driver Causes Serious Injuries in San Francisco Truck Crash

A driver of a work truck Tuesday afternoon crashed into a car, then rear-ended a Muni bus, and then smashed into another car, in the intersection of Fourth and Howard streets in San Francisco. This serious auto accident, sent two occupants of a Honda struck by the truck to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition. The man who caused this truck accident with serious personal injuries…

Claude Wyle

11 Million Verdict in Solano County Wrongful Death Case

A Solano County jury awarded a family $11 million for the death of a husband and five year old son in a big rig crash on Interstate-80. The defendant was Swift trucking. This was the biggest award for a personal injury or wrongful death case in Solano County. The wrongful death plaintiff in this truck collision case suffered more than money can possibly compensate, however this jury did the…

Claude Wyle

2.5 Million Settlement by our Truck Accident Lawyers

Our truck accident attorneys fought for, and won a $2,500,000 settlement, for a sixty-six year old woman, who was paralyzed when she was rear-ended and run off the road by a big rig, in Monterrey County, California. The truck driver lied to the CHP and said that our client had made and unsafe pass over the double yellow line, and that she had clipped the front of the big rig. Although the police…

Claude Wyle

Hit-and-Run Driver Surrenders Five Days After Serious Car v. Truck Accident

The driver of a car who rear ended a truck on the Altamont Pass on Highway 580 last Saturday, and fled the accident scene has surrendered to the CHP. A 22 year old woman who was driving a Toyota Echo rammed a pick-up truck full of people, causing the pick-up truck to go off the road and to roll over several times. The family of five who were in the car v. truck accident all suffered serious…